Managing vulnerabilities in your digital footprint
As the world moves increasingly online, most of our daily lives are recorded on some sort of electronic record, but what’s worse is that what happens online is beyond our control, in the hands of social media, search engines and other much less visible web platforms.
While it’s fair to say that every individual could be the victim of his or her own digital footprint, it is those more publicly visible people who are most at risk – from High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs), their families and businesses through to well-defined, high-risk groups such as those connected to politics. For such groups, even seemingly harmless information can be misinterpreted, spun and used by hostile third parties to expose private activity, attack reputations, and even do serious harm.
Maintaining a low profile is often important to influential figures, especially when it comes to ensuring the protection of their families. However, counter intuitively, it is the digital space, which remains overlooked and lacks risk assessment by those who desire confidentiality and privacy.