Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) April 24, 2011
As social networking sites routinely surpass their 100 millionth member and records are shattered on a daily basis, security risks increase exponentially.
The new e-risks associated with the Internet age are being managed in the offices of 360 Group International where security professionals are taking their skills to the net to combat cyber stalking. The elite security firm known for protecting corporate executives and large groups’ special events also monitors open source content on the web for potential online threats against clients.
During his 20-year career with the Beverly Hills Police Department, 360 Group President, Bill Kirkpatrick was responsible for implementing and coordinating security at Hollywood’s biggest events, but the rise of cyber stalking is something new. As threats have evolved, so have the security techniques used to combat cyber stalking and e-risks.
Blogs and popular social networking sites, such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, have potential risks associated with their use. Whether an online ID belongs to a high-profile CEO, an entrepreneur’s teenage daughter or an ordinary citizen, the risk for cyber stalking is always present.
Open source networking has the unintended consequence of creating potential threats by constantly reporting on the movements of members. Typical fan behavior can turn into an unhealthy obsession that enters the realm of stalking. Pictures, posts and sign-in data that documents day-to-day activities can initiate reactions from an unlimited number of users.
Cyber stalking can take on many forms; from sending unwanted e-mails to impersonating users and spreading malicious rumors. While the connectivity of the internet is beneficial, it’s also increasing opportunities for cyber stalkers to intimidate and terrorize victims from behind a veil of anonymity.
About 360 Group International:
360 Group International is an elite security firm established by Beverly Hills P.D. veteran Bill Kirkpatrick. Their team includes law enforcement professionals, military specialists and members of the intelligence community with the experience, international resources and training to perform Corporate and Executive Protection around the world.