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While implementing a Digital Executive Protection Program, an Executive Assistant’s device was hacked.
Highly personal information of executives was exfiltrated
(e.g. passport numbers, SSN, passwords, etc.)
Company recently had a ransomware incident causing worry about risks from executives’ personal lives to both them and the company
Executives were targeted in the breach
Executives and their assistants were compromised
Company information compromised
We recommended a holistic approach to ensure that company executives could protect their privacy, devices, homes, and peace of mind. Our plan consisted of four core elements:
Assess extent of compromise and exfiltration
Put identity theft protection and insurance in place for all exposed executives
Secure the executive team’s and their assistant’s personal devices and home networks
Set minds at ease by personalizing the response to their specific needs and give them control by not using corporate controls and personnel
By partnering with BlackCloak early, the General Counsel accelerated the post-breach remediation. The General Counsel and CISO had BlackCloak secure the executive team’s personal devices (mobile and desktop) including installing anti-malware software on devices shared with family members. The company’s CISO and General Counsel are now receiving aggregated, anonymized reports on protection status. Thanks to these additions, when an executive’s personal social account was hacked six months later, the situation was detected and mitigated immediately.