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Effective Management Of Social Media Can Alleviate Security Risks

March 30, 2010

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The inevitable rise of social media use inside enterprises has raised many eyebrows. Corporate security and IT professionals are worried about heightened malware threats as well as increased potential for data loss. While we anticipate that companies overall will adopt increasingly open access policies to social media, security and risk managers can help this process along by: 1) understanding the specific risks associated with each social networking platform like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn; 2) crafting an access policy that allows the judicious access to these platforms; and 3) educating users on the security risks to induce policy compliance.

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Table of Contents

  • Social Media Is Becoming Entrenched In Enterprises
  • But Security Risks Give Infosec Professionals Pause
  • Facebook, Twitter, And LinkedIn Each Has Unique Security Concerns
  • Best Practices For Social Media Use In Enterprises

  • Say Yes To Social Media But Do So Judiciously

  • Social Media Providers Need To Enhance Enterprise Readiness
  • Related Research Documents