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:
When it comes to social media, you don’t have to shut it down. Employees are going to be using social media in your organization and giving them a policy protecting them and your business is a great way to be proactive without limiting access. As social media becomes more and more engrained in our everyday lives, businesses must take action in order to stay ahead and protect their data, their customer’s information and the business.
For more information about social media security policies, please visit Hammer IT Consulting’s website.