There has been a lot of discussion around the security risks associated with social networking sites, especially when it comes to malicious attacks carried out by cyber criminals. But employees disclosing confidential data and the secure usage of social identities in business processes are quickly emerging as other areas of apprehension for IT admins and business managers.
Companies are increasingly using identity data created on social media sites to conduct business transactions, as it often provides for improved efficiency and better communication with customers. In fact, a number of identity and access management (IAM) protocols, such as OAuth, have emerged that facilitate identity-based interactions between businesses and social media sites. But organizations that rely upon identity information provided by third parties, such as Facebook and Twitter, must balance the benefits of doing so with the security and liability risks that can result.
Lighthouse Security Group has compiled the following tips to help companies securely use social networking sites in business processes.
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