Mark Risher is CEO and Co-Founder of Impermium. As the former “Spam Czar” for Yahoo!, he has regularly presented worldwide to government, industry, and consumer groups about spam, abuse, and cyber security issues.
October 14, 2013
On Thursday, October 3rd, Twitter released its S-1 filing prior to its initial public offering. Interestingly, the filing included thirty two pages of risk factors, almost 50% more than Facebook, Groupon, and Google. Among those risk factors, “spam” is mentioned 27 times, and considerable attention is also paid to fraudulent user accounts.
September 28, 2013
In working with site owners and developers, one of the most common requests is “Can you tell me which users to block”? But while Impermium has been providing real-time account risk ratings for years, we actually try to answer this question “No.”
July 20, 2013
We know that account compromise is a growing concern. But we haven’t really been able to gauge how users feel about it. So last month, we worked with Harris Interactive to poll online users.
May 31, 2013
Smaller organizations tend towards complacency, believing that attacks only target government, military and high profile organizations. This leaves them vulnerable to easily preventable attacks.
May 15, 2013
Instead of relying on exclusively on locks–and waiting for the new locks to be installed—companies need to invest in proactive monitoring to complement the locks. Just like in the physical world, this virtual “police force” looks for suspicious patterns and attempts in the neighborhood and, by learning how the criminals behave across multiple locations, can stop them before they even reach your door.