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27 November 2023

Webinar | Unveiling Online Counterfeit Threats with Maltego Link Analysis

Prioritizing brand protection has never been more critical, with intellectual property and the sale of counterfeit goods emerging as the top risks. In fact, counterfeit items constitute nearly 5% of all imports into the EU. These products not only jeopardize a brand’s reputation but can also lead to significant revenue losses, IP rights violations, and potential consumer dissatisfaction due to their inferior quality.

Investigating digital and offline resellers to tackle unauthorized sales is no easy task. Illicit sellers constantly adapt their tactics and often blend in seamlessly on popular e-commerce and social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok. They market counterfeits side by side with legitimate businesses online, making the task of identification and intervention even more challenging.

In this webinar, you will learn about:

  • 05:03 The State of Counterfeit Threats in 2023
  • 06:10 The Steps in Counterfeit Analysis Workflows
  • 07:17 Common Challenges When Investigating Resale of Counterfeit Goods
  • 15:45 Tracking Counterfeit Resellers on Social Media Using Keywords
  • 39:38 Identifying Illegal Resellers on Social Media Using Images

About the Speakers

Nitish Chandan is an experienced trust and safety professional with expertise in product risk assessment, crisis response, and investigations. He is currently a Subject Matter Expert at Maltego, where he works with platforms to support their trust and safety investigation needs by developing use cases and investigation pathways. He also regularly conducts training for trust and safety teams to build capacity in risk assessments and fraud investigations. In his last role at Twitter, he was a Senior Product Trust Partner, focused on Twitter’s revenue products and product compliance in the JAPAC region.

Jules Brahms is a Subject Matter Expert at Maltego, where she supports the trust and safety needs of brands, companies, and platforms, drawing on her experience as a trust and safety professional with a background in incident response, product abuse, and misinformation prevention. In her role, she develops workflows for trust and safety practitioners and conducts training with teams to build capacity in risk assessments, the handling of misinformation and electoral manipulation, and person of interest investigations. Previously, Jules worked as a Subject Matter Expert for online radicalization and misinformation at trust and safety provider ActiveFence, which delivers trust and safety solutions to leading online platforms.