Blog
home
  • Register

Data Net Blog

Keep Security in Mind on Social Media

Keep Security in Mind on Social Media

Social media was created with the intent of staying in touch with others, but it comes with nasty repercussions. It comes at significant risk to both your personal and professional security. How can you make sure that your social media usage isn’t putting your organization at risk of compromisation or worse? The first thing that you want to take into account is awareness.

Depending on the way that it’s used, social media can be dangerous, regardless of your age or what you do for a living. The Internet’s anonymity is notorious for providing people the added veil of secrecy that allows them to do all sorts of unspeakable acts under the facade that they won’t be discovered or that there won’t be any repercussions for their actions. Whether it’s a troll or a full-on cyberbullying case, social media can enable some of the worst people out there.

On the business end of things, social media can be used to steal information through the use of phishing scams and hacking attacks. Hackers will use everything that they have at their disposal to steal whatever they can from unsuspecting victims. Personally identifiable information and contact information is usually at the top of their lists, though they will settle for anything remotely confidential or valuable that they can get their hands on. Social media accounts usually hold valuable information on them in their own right, including addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and so forth, all for the taking of anyone who has permission to view it.

Phishing tactics are a bit harder to identify as they are specifically designed to trick users into willfully handing over any information. You might be surprised by the tricks they employ to make even the most vigilant users spill the beans on their most sensitive information. Impersonating social media accounts is a major way that hackers will attempt to steal data from users. Hackers can even use personal messages to try and coax information from unsuspecting users. It’s clear that users should be smart about what they post, but how can they do so?

The first thing you need to consider is that everything you post on social media is likely to be seen by just about anyone. If you post pictures of your house or your family, all of that can be traced back to you. A hacker could use this information against you. Furthermore, anything you post can and will be used against you. If you post something in the public domain, it could affect your business in a negative way.

Beyond that, you have to make sure that any information that you share over social media isn’t confidential or sensitive in nature. If someone messages you and it seems out of place, chances are that you should put them through the ringer to guarantee you’re dealing with the genuine article. Never share sensitive information if you don’t have to, and always take any request for such information with a healthy dose of skepticism.

Does your business need help staying secure? Data Net can help. To learn more, reach out to us at (760) 466-1200.

The Tangled History of Wireless Charging
Tech Term of the Week: Hard Drives
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Best Practices Privacy Business Computing Cybersecurity Technology Network Security Android Malware Hardware Microsoft Communications Wi-Fi Ransomware Tech Term Cloud Smartphones Email Internet Software Social Media Applications Patch Management Mobile Devices Productivity VoIp Data Managed IT services VPN Windows 10 Innovation Data Management Backup Google Blockchain Communication Word Business Intelligence Collaboration Tech Terms Cost Management Data Protection Employer-Employee Relationship Computers Smartphone Gmail Small Business Virus How To Saving Money Computer Wireless IT Services Artificial Intelligence Physical Security Phishing Cloud Computing Save Money Business Business Management Outsourced IT Cortana Excel Router IT Support Chrome Government Remote Computing Passwords Hackers Wireless Charging Scam Data Breach Processors Microsoft Office eCommerce Apple Connectivity Hard Drives Virtual Assistant Congratulations Server Management Value Managed IT Service Paper Analytics BDR Office Movies Operating System Law Enforcement Telecommuting Botnet Digital Websites User Tips Virtualization Travel SSD User Tip Spyware Telecommute Sales Online Shopping iPhone Apps Content Filtering WhatsApp Miscellaneous Office 365 Website Ink Education Remote Monitoring Maintenance Browser Safety Server Streaming Media Facebook Managed IT Services News Data loss Tablet Settings Licensing WannaCry G Suite Automation Database User Security Telephony PowerPoint Big Data Technology Tips Live Streaming Unified Communications Network Attached Storage Environment Hosted Solutions Workers Retail Internet Explorer Edge Networking Comparison Marketing Downloads IT budget Twitter Tip of the week Telephone System HP Spam Tech Support HIPAA Cybercrime Business Technology Voice over IP Sports Data Backup RAM Password e-waste File Sharing Millennials Remote Support Threat Dongle Specifications Trends Inventory Cleaning Document Management Antivirus Knowledge Battery Alert Vulnerability Hard Drive Machine Learning Tactics Holiday Access Control Internet of Things Laptop Backup and Disaster Recovery Microsoft Teams Efficiency disposal Printing Bandwidth Conferencing Lead Generation A.I. IT Management Mobile Security Paperless Office Staff Company Culture Gadgets Managing Stress Data recovery WiFi Bring Your Own Device Hybrid Cloud Thank You

Latest News & Events

Please join us in congratulating Bill Vann on his promotion to Customer Success Manager....

Contact Us

Learn more about what Data Net can do for your business.

Call Us Today
Call us today
(760) 466-1200

1760 S. Escondido Blvd.
Escondido, California 92025