CSID Launches Social Media Monitoring to Combat Identity Theft, Safeguard Digital Reputations

Service offering sends alert when privacy or reputational risks are
exposed on social networks

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CSID,
the leading provider of global identity protection and fraud detection
technologies for businesses, their employees, and consumers, today
launched Social Media Monitoring, a new service that alerts social media
users of privacy and reputational risks on any of the four major social
media networks: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. CSID’s Social
Media Monitoring alerts a subscriber of instances where they are sharing
personal information via their social networks – profile info, comments,
wall posts and more – which may expose PII and put them at risk for
identity theft. It can also alert a subscriber of content that was found
within their social network profiles that may damage their reputation,
like foul language, sexual content, and drug and alcohol references.
Subscribers may connect to the service easily with their social media
account credentials.

Seventy-three percent of online U.S. adults use social networking sites,
and by 2020, social data is expected to reach 44 zetabytes (or 44
trillion GB’s) according to IDC. The information shared across these
networks can often be the final puzzle piece hackers need to unlock
fraud or identity theft. Even innocuous information, such as mother’s
maiden name, high school mascot or hometown, can answer the security
questions that lead to a stolen identity. Furthermore, 91 percent of
hiring managers screen job applicants’ social networking profiles during
the hiring process. It’s more important than ever for consumers to think
twice about what they share online.

“In a single day, Facebook announced that one billion people were logged
on to the social networking site,” said Joe Ross, CSID President and
Co-Founder. “This single statistic exemplifies how much information we
are sharing and consuming on social sites – sites cyber criminals are
also using to find personal data for use in identity theft. CSID’s
Social Media Monitoring empowers businesses to provide their subscribers
with the peace of mind that they will be alerted immediately if their
digital identity or reputation is at risk.”

Social Media Monitoring joins CSID’s suite of white label identity theft
offerings, including its proprietary CyberAgent® technology, Non-Credit
Services, Child and Family Protection, Identity Chek® Service
Alerts and Customer Support. For additional information on Social Media
Monitoring, visit www.csid.com/SocialMonitoring.

About CSID

CSID is a leading provider of global identity protection and fraud
detection technologies for businesses, their employees, and consumers.
With CSID’s enterprise-level solutions, businesses can take a proactive
approach to protecting the identities of their consumers all around the
world. CSID’s comprehensive identity protection services extend beyond
credit monitoring to include a full suite of identity monitoring and
fraud detection services; identity theft insurance provided under
policies issued to CSID; full-service restoration services; and
proactive data breach services. Join CSID on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CSID
and on Twitter at @CSIdentity.

Contacts

INK Public Relations for CSID
Ariel Miller, 512-382-8987
csid@ink-pr.com