Weaponization of Social Media: Surging Risk to Business and Human Capital

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Tuesday, July 19, 2022 12:30 pm EDT
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Tuesday, July 19, 2022 12:30 pm EDT
Sponsored By: Dataminr

Online extremists, agents of nation-states, fraudsters, trolls, and activists are targeting companies with misinformation, disinformation, and reputational attacks. In some cases these bad actors are seeking to destroy corporate brands and credibility as part of a larger strategy to undermine confidence in Western economies. Either as part of this larger operation or as a byproduct of it, targeted violence against businesses and other institutions is on the rise. This trend reflects such phenomena as severe political divisiveness in the West, the war in Ukraine, supply chain shortages and breakdowns, the Covid hangover, and a global economy perched on the brink of recession.

CSOs and security executives find themselves in a familiar place: 20 or so years ago, cyber was an emerging threat, until it eclipsed physical security as a boardroom priority. We are at the dawn of the era of the weaponization of social media, which we as a profession run the risk underestimating. Western companies face an unprecedented risk that is not well understood or addressed.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the larger context of online disinformation and reputational attacks
  2. Learn how a confluence of factors today create the perfect recipe for social media weaponization
  3. Hear case studies of physical violence towards business and how they developed and played out
  4. Learn how to use tools and services to ingest and analyze social media and isolate threats
  5. Understand how to make social media risk an integrated part of your security program

Michael Gips, CPP, CSyP
Principal - Global Insights

Michael Gips, CPP, CSyP, is principal of Global Insights in Professional Security, a consultancy based in the Washington, DC, area. He specializes in brand and reputation, disinformation, insider risk, legal issues in security, convergence, ESRM, and other areas. He has presented on a wide range of issues on hundreds of occasions in all corners of the globe. Among many volunteer positions, he served on the working group and technical committee for ASIS’s newly released revised Senior Security Executive standard. In July, he was named the #1 Most Influential Person in Security in the thought leadership category by IFSEC. He has received numerous other honors, including being named 2021’s Outstanding Security Consultant in the United States by the Outstanding Security Performance Awards. He previously spent more than two decades at ASIS International, where he founded and built the CSO Center, edited and published Security Management magazine, and oversaw Knowledge & Learning, Certification, Standards & Guidelines, Production, and ASIS’s ESRM initiative. He also served as ASIS’s CSO.

Paul G. Goldenberg - CEO, Cardinal Point Strategies, Sr Policy Advisor to Rutgers University Miller and Center On Policing, Distinguished Visiting Fellow for Transnational Security University of Ottawa

Paul Goldenberg is a highly decorated 30-year law enforcement and global security professional recognized by the foremost national security publication as one of America’s 2020 Most Influential Persons in Homeland Security. Through his work as member of the United States Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC), he has led highly sensitive Taskings at the request of the Secretary and select members of Congress, including: National Cyber Security Task Force, Subcommittee on Foreign Fighters, CVE, Racial and Religious Violence Task Force, and Countering Foreign Influence.  Working globally, he headed the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) police project where he carried out sensitive missions including training and high-level consultations in Kosovo, Ukraine, Sweden, Belgium, France, Croatia, and several other European countries.

Paul’s government work included chief of NJ Attorney General’s Office responsible for Hate Crime and Domestic Terrorism, Executive Director of the nation’s 6th largest social service and juvenile justice system, head of Organized Crime Task Force and five years as deep undercover agent in South Florida, for which he received the state’s highest recognition for valor in the line of duty: Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. Mr. Goldenberg began his career in urban policing in New Jersey.  Mr. Goldenberg is senior counsel to National PAL, Crime stoppers, and the Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago. 

David Sulston
Director of Security - Oxford Properties

David is the Director of Security for Oxford Properties, a global property and asset management company, and is responsible through his team for overseeing Physical Security, Emergency Management and Health and Safety programs. 

David has been involved in the industry for over 30 years, and holds a Masters of Science Degree in Security and Risk Management from the University of Leicester. David is board certified through the American Society of Industrial Security as a Certified Protection Professional and Physical Security Professional, and is a Certified Information Security Manager through the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.

David is a founding member of the Commercial Real Estate Security Group, and a co-founder of the Canadian Security Lifesaver Association. David is an active member of the BOMA Security and Risk Management Advisory Committee and was recognized as one the 2021 IFSEC Global Top 20 Security Executive Influencers.

*Note: Speakers and content are subject to change without notice.
Credit Information
Completion of this webinar is eligible for 1 CPE credit.  CPE credits for ASIS-sponsored webinars will be updated in your user profile within 48 hours of completion.  Self-reporting of CPE credits is not required.  

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 12:30 pm EDT
Sponsored By: Dataminr
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