Small Businesses Fear Security Threat of Social Media

Tuesday, April 06, 2010 No Comments

This article is based on a recent survey of IT professionals. Their predictions are based on past experience. The bottom line here is that if you are monitoring your employees’ Internet use with tools like The Office Software (theOS), you can not only cut down on office time spent visiting social networks, but you can also trace the source off a security breach when it occurs. There is no reason not to know what your employees are doing on the company machines they use…


Survey: Small Businesses Fear Security Threat of Social Media
More than three quarters of small business owners fear use of Facebook and Twitter will come back to haunt them. Meanwhile, a separate survey reveals social media users still aren't very privacy savvy.
By Courtney Rubin, Inc.com

Small business owners fingered social networks as biggest threat to information technology security in 2010, according to a new report.

Based on security firm Webroot's survey of 803 IT professionals at small and medium-sized companies, a whopping 80 percent of them think Facebook, RSS feeds, and related Web 2.0-based malware will cause a problem for their companies in 2010. (Worse, 73 percent of respondents think these web-based threats are going to be more difficult to manage than e-mail based threats).
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