Social Networking in Today’s Workplace
This research examines the risk associated with employees accessing social networking sites from the workplace. It explores employer concerns over what employees say on these sites and what malware employees bring into corporate networks. It also looks at problems with unwanted attention brought to companies by employees posting derogative information about the company and coworkers. The biggest problems with posting on social networking sites is terrorist use them to select targets. Coupled with military members loosely posting vital information on these sites national and corporate security are at risk.
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Lehrman found, “results of a study of 500 U.S. Air Force members with MySpace profiles, over 300 individuals provided enough information on MySpace to make them vulnerable to a cyber-attack or blackmail” (p. 66). Lehrman concluded 60% of Airman posted enough information on social networking sites causing operational security concerns within the Air Force. Lehrman stated, “In August 2009, the U.S. Marine Corps issued a one-year ban on accessing social networking sites from its enterprise networks, due to security concerns” (p. 67). Weimann (2010) found that 90% of terrorist use social networking tools (open source) to