Did you know Facebook breaches were responsible for a whopping 849 million leaked records in 2019?  (Comparitech) With more than 2.8 billion active users, bad actors have plenty of opportunities to target social media accounts. Below are a few stats that showcase just how vulnerable social media can make your company.

Protect your business with these important tips:

  • Develop an understanding of how social media is used within your organization, including knowing which platforms benefit the organization most effectively and those that pose the greatest risks.
  • Deploy protection beyond simply banning employees from social media platforms – ways around these restrictions can and will be found and cause trouble for security teams.
  • Develop robust cybersecurity policies around social media usage that include layered cybersecurity defenses and encourage better password hygiene (such as multi-factor authentication) and strict password controls.
  • Social media platforms vary. Therefore one fix cannot cover all platforms. Task your security team with considering the development of enhanced methods for the prevention of social engineering.

Source | Bromium, Inc.- Web of Profit Social Platforms Report (https://www.bromium.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Bromium-Web-of-Profit-Social-Platforms-Report.pdf)

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