Using social media at work is acceptable in most offices, and is critical to some people’s jobs. But, with people actively posting, reading and connecting during business hours, what network security risks does this create?
WatchGuard‘s Information Security Threat Analyst, Marc Laliberte, recently offered his perspective in a Dark Reading article. From oversharing to clicking links sent through social channels to posting controversial opinions, he talks acceptable, and unacceptable, social media behaviors. For example:
- “An attacker trying to gain access to your corporate email account could easily guess the password recovery questions,” he explains, citing “Who was your best friend growing up?” and “What city were you born in?” as common examples. Both answers could be found in public profiles on Facebook or LinkedIn.
- Some people like to frequent forums and social networks to post and comment about controversial topics. Their behavior, regardless of their political views, could make them hacker targets, says Laliberte.
- “Hacktivist entities like Anonymous are known for specifically targeting individuals and organizations with conflicting social and political views,” he explains.
Want to learn about more risky habits and behaviors? Click through and read the entire article at Dark Reading.