14 Oct '11, 9am

Growing use of social media

Growing use of social media

The growing use of social media at work, seen as important for business productivity, has led to an increase in malware attacks, a new global survey has found. And though companies recognise the threat of social media in the workplace, they are not adopting enough protection to guard against potential attacks. Of the more than 4,000 respondents polled in 12 countries and territories, 63 per cent said that social media at work represents a serious security risk, but only 29 per cent report having the necessary security controls in place to mitigate the risk. More than 50 per cent of respondents also report a rise in malware due to social-media use in the workplace, according to the Global Survey on Social Media Risks released yesterday. Conducted by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by content-security provider Websense around the middle of the year, the study surveyed 4,...

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