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 leave 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 comprehensively reviewing 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.
Cyber-criminals may also use the information gained from this type of activity during the early preparation stages of a cyber-attack. It will also help you to understand if a poor online security posture makes the organisation attractive to cybercriminals in much the same way 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, 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 before 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 comprehensively reviews 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 before 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.
Raise your staff's awareness of phishing emails and guard your business against the growing trend of social-engineering threats.
By training your employees on what a phishing attack looks like, they are more likely to identify and report scams.
Our training package is designed and delivered by cyber experts giving you access to the most up-to-date information in an ever-changing cyber landscape.
Security Awareness Training mitigates the risk of your staff being scammed by cyber attackers.
Our premium membership package is aimed at medium-sized businesses and includes bespoke security awareness training sessions.
This allows your business to train several cyber security champions and an assessment of your cyber risk.