Last week in Forbes, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Constella Intelligence, Alex Romero, published an article on new digital threats executives can’t afford to ignore. His piece details trends around cyber threats, many exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, that increasingly target executives, high-profile individuals, and their key employees, citing findings from Constella’s 2021 Identity Breach Report. Romero also shares his insights on ways that executives can reduce digital risk to their companies and brands.
This year, Romero was invited to become a member of the Forbes Business Council, the foremost growth and networking organization for well-established tech leaders and executives — CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, and others. Members of this invitation-only community are selected for the Council based on their deep knowledge and diverse experiences in the industry.
Romero’s new article emphasizes the importance of mitigating digital risk for executives and employees who have access to sensitive and confidential information — that if obtained by threat actors, can be used to inflict financial and reputational damage on organizations, individuals, and brands.
“In recognizing that the personal data of individuals (think emails, usernames, passwords, names/surnames) offer a key attack vector for any corporate or organizational network, leaders must also come to understand that executives are often extremely high-value targets,” says Romero.
And with C-level executives being 12 times more likely to be pursued by attackers and nine times more likely to be victimized, it is incumbent upon executives to ensure that necessary protocols are in place to protect against the ever-growing and evolving ecosystem of digital threats executives must address head-on.
Constella Intelligence offers industry-best products to rapidly identify threats targeting high-profile individuals to mitigate risks before any damage can occur. Constella understands that executives and other high-profile individuals with access to sensitive information lead high-risk, mobile lives, increasing vulnerability to cyber risk and exposing their families and their circle of trust to potential threats.
Alex Romero’s Forbes Business Council articles can also be accessed here on his public profile.