As the election looms closer and we find more and more political posts all over Facebook, Twitter and even in our inbox, users are engaging more and more with click-bait articles as they try to determine who they’ll ultimately cast their vote for. While your employee’s political affiliations and votes may not matter to your organization, what they click on during a social media session does. Hackers love to use hot topics and trends to target your users with malware and attempt to infiltrate your network. Here are a few things you should know about the threat landscape with regard to click bait malware and the election and steps you can take to avoid infections:More
The following guest blog was written by Bennet Hammer, a Social Media Security Consultant in Naples, FL.
Social Media use by employees is increasing at a staggering pace. It’s hampering productivity and, in some cases, is harming the reputation of many businesses. With 2.2 billion active social media users and 30% global adoption, the increased usage and adoption is putting businesses in a difficult position in terms of social media security. Should they eliminate social media usage in the workplace entirely? The need for a social media policy in business is becoming more important than ever. With 35% of viruses stemming from social media, it’s absolutely time for employers to take a step. Here are 4 reasons that your company needs a social media security policy:More