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Next Monday's water cooler chat will involve plenty of discussion on the Super Bowl and the ads. But as employees gather around someone's computer to watch game highlights on YouTube, they may be putting the company at a security risk.
Mark Maciw at Clearswift told me that along with the drop in productivity the day after the Super Bowl (last year, U.S. companies lost $1 billion in productivity post-Super Sunday), post-game time is prime time for cyber crime that is spread through social engineering. The link to a video of that huge quarterback sack sent from a buddy's Facebook page might be a malicious link spiked with a Trojan like Zeus, putting company information at risk.
Maciw provided the following advice to pass along to businesses regarding Super Bowl festivities: