Social Media Security Risks: Malware, data losses, and targeted

Today, it is more important than ever for businesses to embrace social networking – this means that understanding and then using content security tools and other important features. Forrester also notes that these firms need to protect themselves from certain risks that come with social networking.

V3 has been looking closely at analyst Chenxi Wang’s report titled Facebook Or Not To Facebook. In it he debated that firms are now getting heavily involved with social media marketing, but their security managers need to start worrying about malware threats, targeted attacks and data losses.

Those firms who do not look out for this can risk infecting their computer systems – resulting in wasted staff time in turn affecting your bottom line. But that is not the worst thing; that will be with losing reputation as a company.

Those who use Twitter to spread the word are at an increased risk. Wang has come up with a solution to counter the risks, these include restricting levels of access to a company’s website to only a select number of staff as well as blocking downloads.

There is so much more that needs to be done to make your company website perfectly safe, for more on this visit V3