Status Labs operates as an online crisis fixer, their main role is helping those who have had internal information released online manage their reputations and help in the creation of contingency plans for those company that think it could happen in the future. They aim to do these things by maximizing positive information that comes up about clients in search engines and help the company grow by effectively managing their digital marketing.
Most recently Status Labs is set to offer free Crisis Communications, they believe that this is necessary after one of the biggest and most scandalous leaks in Internet history. This is of course referencing the recent Ashley Madison data leak. During this leak hackers successful broke into Ashley Madison’s servers and released the names, e-mail addresses, credit card numbers and other personal information onto the Internet. They many experts that currently work at Status Labs are looking at different ways to mitigate the damage.
Status Labs is also seeing this as a means to gain more business, since this leak a huge amount of businesses have been in contact with the company in regards to contingency planning concerning the potential release of their private information. Status Labs aims to help all these people and organizations, they strongly believe that everyone should be entitles to a second chance. This is one of the reasons that they are offering free crisis communication to any victims of the Ashley Madison leak.
Status Labs sees the deterioration of people’s basic privacies as a huge cause for concern, it is an issue that is constantly getting worse and could only be a matter of time before everyone is effected. They aim to help the victims of these attacks get their lives back on track.
The current president of Status Labs is Darius Fisher, it is his desire to help people who have had their privacy invaded in these vicious attacks. Fisher strongly believes in planning ahead in the chance that something could happen, he has even created a “digital Hygiene” list that includes a number of items everyone who goes online should be thinking about.
Number one and primarily, Fisher talks about removing your personal data from the Internet, such as phone numbers, e-mail and addresses. Secondly it is extremely important to make sure your social media accounts have their privacy settings turned on, this will prevent people from finding you and things that you post. Thirdly, change your passwords often, this is very important on social media and especially if you online bank. These are just a few of the items that Fisher discusses should be kept up with.