The Cyber5 Podcast

EP38: The Cyber5 – Digital Identity Reduction for Executive Protection

Episode 38 | January 21, 2021

Episode 38 | January 21, 2021

In episode 38 of the Cyber5, we are joined by Director at Nisos, Seth Arthur. Seth discusses digital identity reduction, a methodology for removing online personally identifiable information (PII).


  • We start with a discussion on “doxxing” particularly when executives are identified by bad actors. Analyzing the threat, reviewing the digital footprint, and attributing the actor(s) are common for digital executive protection. (01:00-04:12)
  • We then discuss how PII proliferates online and what can be done to reduce online footprints every six months. (04:13-08:24)
  • Finally, when the level of a threat becomes probable to someone’s physical security, we discuss steps to attribution (08:24-11:13)