How Social Media Helps with Security

Sue Marquette Poremba

Over the past months, I've written quite a bit about the security threats that lurk in social media. Let's face it, social media, while essential in today's business world, can also be a mine field if employees aren't using these tools properly.

 

However, I've also found social media to be among my best sources of security information.

 

I personally follow a number of security experts and security providers on Twitter, and I take advantage of Twitter's lists, which provide access to information that would otherwise be unknown to me. Many security organizations, as well as security writers and bloggers, use social media to provide updates on new threats, news alerts and fixes.

 

For example, IT Business Edge has a Facebook page and Twitter account, @ITBusinessEdge, that provide updates on news and blog posts with helpful security information, along with other IT tidbits. And IT Business Edge's Knowledge Network tweets about new tools and templates -- including security policies -- in @ITBEKnowledge.

 

Every day, more companies, like Microsoft, are using social media as a way to alert users of security issues.


 

Other folks that I follow on Twitter include:

 

F-Secure

Threat Post

InformationWeek

CNet News

ZDNet

Government Computer News

 

The saying goes that knowledge is power -- and the opportunity to keep up-to-date on a variety of security issues is knowledge that can keep your network safe and your business running smoothly.



Add Comment      Leave a comment on this blog post

Post a comment

 

 

 

 


(Maximum characters: 1200). You have 1200 characters left.

 

null
null

 

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Sign up now and get the best business technology insights direct to your inbox.