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

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/CSIDand on Twitter at @CSIdentity.

Source: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20151111005309/en/CSID-Launches-Social-Media-Monitoring-Combat-Identity

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