Digital Footprint Assessment

What is your Digital Footprint?

Your digital footprint is the trail of data you leave when using the internet. This includes the sites you visit, emails you send and the information you submit online. A digital footprint can be used to track your online activities and devices. 

Whenever your employees use the internet, they are leaving behind a trail of information and this digital footprint continues to grow - social media posts, online forums, reviews & more.

How dangerous is your online footprint? 

  • Cybercriminals can exploit your digital footprint - using it for phishing emails to try and gain account access or creating false accounts based on your data.

  • Content intended for a private workgroup can spread to a broader circle, potentially disclosing private data or login information.

  • Your footprint is relatively permanent, and once the data is public - or even semi-public, as with social media posts - the owner has little control over how others will use it.

  • A digital footprint can determine your digital reputation. Customers can check your company's digital footprint, especially on social media, before making purchase decisions.

What is a Corporate Digital Footprint Assessment?

This service is focused on providing a comprehensive review of publicly available information about an organisation. This service may be used to learn what is being said on the internet about an organisation, what information employees are releasing or if there are any damaging news stories, social media posts or associations. The information gained from this type of activity may also be used by cyber-criminals during the early preparation stages of a cyber-attack. It will also help you to understand if there is a poor online security posture making the organisation attractive to cybercriminals in much the same way as a burglar walks down a road looking for intruder alarms, open windows and unlocked gates.

 

This service might also be used to undertake high-level due diligence on another organisation, a supplier or a prospective partnership.

 

A Digital Footprint Assessment uses only publicly available information and internet search and social media tools. There is no interaction with any organisation or person, no intrusive measures or tools are employed, and no social engineering techniques are used. The assessment is always tailored to the client brief where the detailed objectives, concerns and outcomes are captured and verified prior to the assessment.

 

Service reporting includes a detailed report citing sources, links, associations and a comprehensive threat assessment based on the initial brief, as well as an explanation of how information might be used in an attack against, or any perceived threats from the organisation.

Individual Digital Footprint Assessment

This service provides a comprehensive review of an individual's online presence, associations and what personal or private information is available publicly. Social media, news posts, online forums and public records are all reviewed to create an individual’s internet profile and to understand any specific risks to, or threats from an individual. The information gathered in this type of assessment might be used to support pre-employment checks, to manage potential threats to a Director of an organisation or their families, or to understand more about a specific person of interest. The assessment is always tailored to the client brief where the detailed objectives, concerns and outcomes are captured and verified prior to the assessment.

 

Service reporting includes a detailed report citing sources, links, associations and a comprehensive threat assessment based on the initial brief, as well as an explanation of how information might be used in an attack against, or any perceived threats from, the individual.

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