A recent study from Deloitte LLC has found that most businesses aren’t taking the necessary precautions
to protect themselves from cybercriminals. Advances in digital technology are leaving these companies
increasingly vulnerable to a cyber-attack. Social media is one of the biggest vulnerabilities that
employers will need to address.
I suggest you understand these risks and develop a digital security policy for your business. There are
several essential aspects of a social media security policy. Make sure that you cover all your bases and
address these aspects in your digital security policy.
Develop a Social Media Policy
Social media is becoming increasingly prevalent in the workplace. Many employers are concerned that
social media usage will cause their employees to engage in social loafing. However, social media can
create a number of security concerns that can cost your business much more than wasted employee
Employees may unwittingly use social media to release confidential information that can be exploited
by both hackers and competitors. Make sure your employees understand that certain activities aren’t
acceptable on social networking sites. They will need to realize that there are going to be consequences
if they don’t follow those safeguards.
Here are some key elements that you should include in your business’s social media security policy:
There are a number of precautions that you will need to take to safeguard your organization against
any vulnerability posed by social media. Make sure that all employees understand the policy. You may
also want to establish periodic information assurance training sessions to ensure that your employees
understand how to use social media safely.
Make Sure the Policy is Updated Regularly
You want to make sure that your social media policy is followed at all times. However, you also need
to recognize that social media evolves over time. Update your policy regularly to ensure that you are
protecting your business from any security vulnerabilities.
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