ZeroFOX, the innovator of social media security, today announced the formalization of the industry’s first security research team dedicated to exposing social media threats, driving innovative defensive technology and codifying social media security best practices. In complement to ZeroFOX’s longstanding R&D efforts, the newly dedicated ZeroFOX Research team will apply advanced security expertise, data science and machine learning to the dynamic social media threat vector. Its charter is to identify associated cybersecurity trends, explore attacker tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs), and help drive technology innovations and best practices to remediate threats. The formalization of this team comes on the heels of the largest increase in social media attacks since 2013. Network compromise via social media outpaces all other web-based attacks, beating email by a factor of 10x. Customer and brand fraud on social are being launched 75 percent faster than can be remediated, and CXO accounts are among the most targeted.
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