The title story in the Fall 2015 edition of US Cybersecurity Magazine is all about ZeroFOX – Securing Social: ZeroFOX’s Approach to Cybersecurity in the Facebook Age. The magazine sat down with co-founders James C. Foster and Evan Blair to discuss the company, the market, and the problem with social media.
“Many organizations have come increasingly to rely upon social media to communicate news, product releases, and announcements with fans and followers. However, it’s also becoming apparent that these presences are vulnerable, and that the price of that vulnerability can be quite steep. The last three years alone have seen the compromises of the Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts of entities as large as U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), Delta Airlines, Chipotle, Burger King, Taylor Swift and the Associated Press (A.P.). That last breach, in which attackers posted a false news report about an explosion in the White House injuring President Obama, caused a 150-point drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average and incited serious financial panic. These examples illustrate the urgent need for some form of cybersecurity for social media. But how do you provide security to over 1.49 billion people around the world?”