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April 28, 2021
PiiQ Media’s New PQ-INTEL Solution Provides Actionable Insights to Reduce Corporate Risk

Social Media Threat Intelligence Tool Rapidly Delivers Powerful Analytics in Context

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – April 28, 2021– PiiQ Media, the social media threat intelligence and risk analytics company, announced today the launch of PQ-INTEL, a threat intelligence tool built by analysts and focused on delivering powerful analytics without sacrificing ease of use, all on a single pane of glass. The PQ-INTEL platform brings the company full circle in providing a comprehensive suite of intelligence and risk management products that have value for every layer of the organization.

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PQ-INTEL aggregates social media information across conversations and profiles of interest to gather individual, audience, and conversation insights that have a direct effect on an organization’s reputation or business risk. PQ-INTEL provides more data sources, harnessed within a powerful visualization and analytics framework that deliver unparalleled insights from social media information, in a shorter timeframe.

PQ-INTEL provides context to social media conversations, audiences, influencers and persons of interest that can positively or negatively affect business and brand reputation as well as increase organizational risk. Highlights of the solution include:

  • The breadth of data sources ensures a more comprehensive and richer picture of social media conversations and activities, which in turn provides customers with a more accurate picture of reputation and risk.  PiiQ Media has the ability to add new platforms for collection and analysis as customer requirements or the environment grows.
  • A fully interactive, single pane of glass with hundreds of combinations of data views and data correlation actions, PQ-INTEL provides analysts the flexibility and freedom to analyze and interrogate the data how they want, and in a manner that best meets their specific mission requirements. 
  • The ability to look at social media audiences and their attributes as a key analysis component provides more relevance and context to conversations and persons of interest. The tool can also group persons of interest and conversations to compare and contrast activity, artifacts and relationships. If an organization cannot analyze audiences or conduct comparative analytics over time with like elements, actionable insight is not attainable.

Aaron Barr, chief technology officer, PiiQ Media, said: “The breadth of open-source data available lead analysts to spend hours chasing data ghosts down digital rabbit holes. Using our PQ-INTEL platform and a developed process of analysis of topical and location data, we have developed the shortest path to finding value from social media information. Our audience, life pattern and comparative analytics provide necessary background to the data. We offer context for the metrics that matter to an organization’s risk profile.”


About PiiQ 

PiiQ is a social media threat intelligence and risk analytics company. Focused on delivering actionable personal and corporate intelligence and risk assessments using open-source information to stop socially engineered cybersecurity attacks, its SaaS-based platform safeguards enterprise and government organizations from employee, corporate and third-party risk. PiiQ addresses the human element of security with the most advanced threat intelligence analytics and automated risk scoring for individuals and organizations. With the only true spear phishing simulation platform on the market, PiiQ helps customers train, test and educate their workforce on information exposure risks and how to improve their security. Website: www.piiqmedia.com 

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March 25, 2021
PiiQ Media Provides Comprehensive Cyber Risk Assessment With Risk HQ Solution

Holistic view across the open web, social media and the dark web provides enterprises with deeper insight into corporate risk

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – March 25, 2021 – PiiQ Media, the social media threat intelligence and risk analytics company, announced today the launch of Risk HQ. Risk HQ takes a more comprehensive and continuous view of corporate cyber risk that spans multiple channels, including social media and the dark web, setting it apart from other solutions on the market. It is the only cyber risk solution that provides individual employee assessments and monitoring, giving enterprises deeper insight into corporate risk posture. 

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PiiQ’s Risk HQ solution evaluates digital security and risk with an added layer of human attack surface insights at scale through extensive examination of corporate risk posture. Many of the available corporate risk assessment technologies today focus solely on an enterprise’s own cyber or information system’s attack, including which systems and software owned by the organization are publicly accessible and how might they be exploited to gain access to internal information. This is an important aspect of corporate cyber risk, but it misses many key components. 

The FBI’s 2020 Internet Crime Report found that social engineering-based business email compromise (BEC) attacks continue to do the most financial damage to corporations, accounting for $1.8 billion in total estimated losses. Other types of attacks may use existing employee personally identifiable information (PII) that was compromised as part of a previous data breach. Bad actors can also take advantage of increased negative sentiment or conversations regarding the company and/or brands across news, social and open/deep/dark web platforms and sites. All of this information should be monitored and assessed for potential increases in threats and risk to the organization.

More comprehensive monitoring and risk assessment gives an organization more information to make critical decisions regarding exposures and risks. The solution offers:

  • Broader assessment of risk for an organization or third party, providing a more complete view of threats, exposures and risks.
  • Continued monitoring, comparison, alerting and reporting on risks. A snapshot in time of vulnerabilities and risks doesn’t give the organization an indication of increased or decreased threats and risk. Seeing the threat levels and risk exposure provides information an organization needs to make effective decisions.
  • Prioritization of employee monitoring. Since employees are the primary means by which an organization is compromised, it makes sense to prioritize monitoring of employees above monitoring of systems. Risk HQ takes employee monitoring and assessment into account to provide a fuller picture. 

Aaron Barr, chief technology officer, PiiQ Media, said: “The cyber risk landscape continues to expand, yet current solutions neglect the primary source of attacker success: employees. Risk HQ takes a more comprehensive approach to monitoring for corporate risks. It’s the only commercially available solution that takes into account conversations in news, social media, the open and dark web, employee exposures and compromised data, fake pages and profiles. This provides a more complete picture so customers can better protect their data.”


About PiiQ 

PiiQ is a social media threat intelligence and risk analytics company. Focused on delivering actionable personal and corporate intelligence and risk assessments using open-source information to stop socially engineered cybersecurity attacks, its SaaS-based platform safeguards enterprise and government organizations from employee, corporate and third-party risk. PiiQ addresses the human element of security with the most advanced threat intelligence analytics and automated risk scoring for individuals and organizations. With the only true spear phishing simulation platform on the market, PiiQ helps customers train, test and educate their workforce on information exposure risks and how to improve their security. Website: www.piiqmedia.com 

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February 25, 2021
PiiQ Media Launches PQ-SPEAR to Combat Socially Engineered Cybersecurity Attacks

SaaS-based platform addresses the human element of security with advanced threat intelligence analytics and automated risk scoring for individuals and organizations


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Feb. 24, 2021 – The scope and severity of cyberattacks continues to intensify due to a combination of attack surface expansion, insufficient security awareness and enterprises’ lack of insight into threat intelligence. Highly targeted spear phishing campaigns are increasing, leveraging publicly available social media information to create personalized and believable attacks to compromise employees’ and organizations’ most sensitive data with greater success. 

To address the need for deeper insight and assessment of the risks stemming from social media and other online activity, PiiQ Media is launching PQ-SPEAR. This industry-first solution educates trainees on their personally exposed information through spear phishing simulations, using proactive state of the art technology to prevent future breaches.

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Most social media risk assessment technologies fail to provide companies with fully contextualized reports that identify exposure points for attacks based on public information on employees and executives. This additional context is key: spear phishing-based attacks are a significant threat to organizations, relying on personal identifiable information (PII) to exploit the human layer and infiltrate companies.  

PiiQ brings actionable, personal and corporate intelligence and risk assessments using open-source information to stop socially engineered cybersecurity attacks for large enterprises, government agencies and highly regulated industries. The PiiQ SaaS-based platform safeguards customers from employee, corporate and third-party risk. PiiQ addresses the human element of security with advanced threat intelligence analytics and automated risk scoring for individuals and organizations.  

Using PQ-SPEAR, organizations can educate employees on what information they have that’s publicly available and can be used against them. PQ-SPEAR helps companies improve their security posture by: 

  • Creating individual PII exposure reports that identify what PII is exposed across their social media profiles and educates them on how to secure the information they would like to keep private.
  • Conducting individually contextualized spear phishing simulations that show how a person’s information can and will be used against them. This demonstrates how a spear phishing email can look like it comes from a friend, a colleague or a trusted organization.  
  • Educating organizations about the risks and the need to provide more effective policies and guidance on personal, digital hygiene and security. Only when companies embrace the integration of personal security with corporate security postures will their security improve.

Aaron Barr, chief technology officer, PiiQ Media, said: “Spear phishing campaigns can now automate the use of public information, much of it coming from social media platforms, making it crucial to track for this kind of exposure among employees when measuring risk. Many of the available social media risk assessment technologies today fail to provide companies with proper reports that highlight exposure points for attacks based on public information on employees and executives. There is no other product like PiiQ SPEAR in the market with capabilities that show and educate trainees on their personally exposed information, or how that information can be crafted into a highly targeted spear phishing attack.”  


About PiiQ 

PiiQ Media is a social media threat intelligence and risk analytics company. Focused on delivering actionable personal and corporate intelligence and risk assessments using open-source information to stop socially engineered cybersecurity attacks, its SaaS-based platform safeguards enterprise and government organizations from employee, corporate and third-party risk. PiiQ addresses the human element of security with the most advanced threat intelligence analytics and automated risk scoring for individuals and organizations. With the only true spear phishing simulation platform on the market, PiiQ helps customers train, test and educate their workforce on information exposure risks and how to improve their security. Website: www.piiqmedia.com 

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Businesswire - PiiQ Media’s New PQ-INTEL Solution Provides Actionable Insights to Reduce Corporate Risk

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PiiQ Media, the social media threat intelligence and risk analytics company, announced today the launch of PQ-INTEL, a threat intelligence tool built by analysts and focused on delivering powerful analytics without sacrificing ease of use, all on a single pane of glass. The PQ-INTEL platform brings the company full circle in providing a comprehensive suite of intelligence and risk management products that have value for every layer of the organization.

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Dark Reading - PiiQ Media Provides Comprehensive Cyber Risk Assessment With Risk HQ Solution

PiiQ Media, the social media threat intelligence and risk analytics company, announced today the launch of Risk HQ. Risk HQ takes a more comprehensive and continuous view of corporate cyber risk that spans multiple channels, including social media and the dark web, setting it apart from other solutions on the market.

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PR Newswire - PiiQ Media Launches PQ-SPEAR to Combat Socially Engineered Cybersecurity Attacks

The scope and severity of cyberattacks continues to intensify due to a combination of attack surface expansion, insufficient security awareness and enterprises' lack of insight into threat intelligence. Highly targeted spear phishing campaigns are increasing, leveraging publicly available social media information to create personalized and believable attacks to compromise employees' and organizations' most sensitive data with greater success.

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