Monday, November 1, 2010

Social Networking and Security - Are they compatible?

The question of the compatibility of good IT security and social Networking has been extensively discussed over the past couple of years and recently it was a big issue at the Interop NY 2010 Convention in New York City. Some of the sessions are quite instructive about the do's and don'ts of security in the social networking environment. One of them, Ben Rothke, Senior Security Consultant at British Telecom, began with the observation that the issue cannot be avoided because social networking has now gone mainstream.

He presented six steps to mitigate the risks. Of course, they include proper organization for social networking security, including setting up a specific security team, planning and identifying the risks inherent in the particular social networking systems being used. good common sense. There is a report on these ideas at this link.

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