ABOUT ARISTO

Aristo is a concierge cybersecurity solutions provider specifically focused on protecting high-profile individuals, their families, and business ecosystem. Our clients include High-Net Individuals, Political Figures, The Entertainment Industry, Family Offices, Professional Athletes, Corporate Executives and any other cyber security conscious individuals looking to protect their digital footprint and reputation. With our personalized service delivery model, we align our team of security professionals directly with you and your security requirements.

Cyber threats to high-profile individuals and their families are becoming the norm. As corporations are getting better at cyber protection, threat actors are turning to high value and vulnerable individuals using inadequate consumer-based products. Aristo was created to address the sophisticated and private requirements of our clients. Protecting our clients from extortion, fraud, espionage and cyber-enabled physical threats is our exclusive focus. Our Mission is to guide our clients toward prioritizing risk management measures that assist in attaining cyber preparedness, managed threat detection and response and 24/7 global coverage and support.

CYBER THREATS & SCHEMES TARGETING HIGH-NET WORTH INDIVIDUALS AND THEIR FAMILIES

Malign threat actors can be foreign, domestic, even trusted insiders. All can represent a significant cyber-enabled threat to your privacy, data, and reputation. Every day, criminals seek to use computers, smart devices, and other chip-enabled technology—as well as the networks that connect them—to victimize individuals and businesses, or to do our government harm.

Through our experience, we have identified some of the most prevalent and dangerous types of cybercrime schemes individuals are currently facing. Various actors, with varying motivations, perpetrate these schemes. All these schemes, however, rely on the malicious, unauthorized use of computers to penetrate another person’s computer or network. Our current threat landscape is constantly evolving and unfortunately, becoming more sophisticated every day.

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EXTORTION

Ransomware is a type of malicious software designed to block access to your computer system and data until a sum of money is paid. Ransomware can be delivered in a variety of ways, including fraudulent emails. Cybercriminals infiltrate your network and personal devices and extort their victims with the threat of releasing your sensitive data. High-Net worth individuals represent attractive targets to extortionists due to the perceived impact the publishing of sensitive data would have on their reputation and finances.

Many of these extortions represent reprehensible and often dangerous violation of the victim’s privacy rights, and can have lasting, catastrophic impact. These extortions are not limited to demanding money paid. They often include sextortion and non-consensual pornography (sometimes called “revenge porn”), as well as cyber enabled harassment and stalking of victims. Criminals are using online tactics including computer hacking, phishing attacks, and social media manipulation to gain access to sensitive, often sexually explicit information that they use to extort, harass, or stalk their victim, including youth and young adults. Some criminals simply hack into victim’s computer and install malware that controls the device’s cameras, thereby surreptitiously capturing compromising or personal video footage of the victim.

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FRAUD

At the core of fraud lies deceit. It can manifest in an intent to deceive by those one knows and trusts, or, as is often the case with cybercrime, by criminals defrauding victims by abusing the Internet’s lack of a trusted and effective means to authenticate another’s identity. Online systems with weak authentication and few indications for determining another’s identity have opened the door for fraudsters to commit numerous crimes by faking their online identities or fraudulently adopting the identities of others. For example, Business Email Compromise. Scammers mimic the email address or hack into the email account of a trusted colleague, client employee or trusted individual to impersonate them and defraud victims of large sums often millions of dollars. Hackers often install keystroke logging software that enables them to capture usernames and passwords. The results are often tied to fraudulent wire transfers. Social media account hijacking can lead to defamatory information dissemination and reputation damage.

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ESPIONAGE

As we grow increasingly reliant on the cloud and digital technology, criminals have sought to steal and profit from control over that data. The motives for cyber espionage are far reaching. External and internal threat actors are looking to steal data for personal, political, commercial or vengeful reasonings. Stolen sensitive data could be used by hostile actors for surveillance, counterintelligence, theft of trade secrets, or even to expose embarrassing information.

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CYBER-ENABLED CRIMES THREATENING PERSONAL PROPERTY AND PRIVACY

Information gathering and reconnaissance. The information openly available online and from social media you post can reveal a vast amount of personal details about your life that could be used to harass or endanger you and your family’s safety. Paparazzi can use public posts to harass. Threat actors can use access to information about friends and family, contacts, travel plans and current activities to plan a physical attack to your safety.

Increased smart home devices have brought convenience to consumers, but it also has your residence vulnerable to cyberattack. As a result, if not properly configured those devices are increasingly being targeted by adversaries intent on wreaking havoc.

BENEFITS

Cybersecurity is complex but protecting your digital footprint shouldn’t be. Here at Aristo, we empower you, your family and businesses with a set of comprehensive Security Operations Center (SOC) based managed services.

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Personalized Cyber Preparedness Strategy and Roadmap

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Reduce the Risk of a Damaged Reputation and or Financial Loss

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Enhanced Personal Privacy and Reputation Protection

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Back up and Recovery Strategy

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Incident Response Readiness

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Work Safely from Home or Travelling the Globe

After we suffered a cyber attack, we changed our vendor and they dramatically strengthened our firewalls and approach to IT. For a small family office, we invest a substantial amount of resources monthly to make sure that they are monitoring all access to our websites, as well as our internal IT functions. I never thought I would be spending the kind of money I spend each month just on cyber security.

Family Member and Managing Partner, Single Family Office, North America Source: TheUBS/Campden Wealth Global Family Office Report 2019