This video contains a discussion of the different emerging social media platforms and their threats.
- [Instructor] As social media continues to rise in popularity, it's becoming a common place for employees to access these platforms while on the go, or even from their workplace computers. Because of this, many threat actors have begun targeting social media users in an effort to gain access to our corporate networks. As companies continue to embrace social media for its public relations benefits, we still have to be cautious in our adoption, because it does bring with it some unique dangers. The most common issues that social media can introduce into our organizations are an increase in the risk of malware infections, phishing attacks, and other social engineering attacks, based on the personal relationship that can be developed by a threat actor with our employees over these social media channels.
In order to mitigate the threat associated with social media, security professionals should establish strict policies and guidelines for the use of social media at work and from enterprise networks. This includes ensuring that all devices and applications are up to date, that the organization employs defense in depth to mitigate the risk of infection, that acceptable use policies are created and followed, and that social media training is conducted for all employees as part of their annual security-awareness training.
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To effectively fight off malware and cyberattacks on an enterprise network, IT security professionals must understand how to collaborate with colleagues across their organization and research new and emerging threats. In this installment of the CASP+ Cert Prep series, instructor Jason Dion equips you with research methods and collaboration techniques that can help you implement secure designs in your business, as well as prepare for domain 5 of the CASP+ exam: Research, Development, and Collaboration. Learn methods for researching industry trends that could impact your network, review key security activities across both the systems and software development lifecycles, and discover how to collaborate with stakeholders in a range of different roles, from database administrators to HR teams.
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- Best practices for conducting research
- Current threats and threat models
- Emerging social media platforms and their threats
- Integrating research into business functions
- Security activities across the systems and software development lifecycles
- Adapting solutions to meet business needs
- Collaborating with programmers, sales staff, facilities managers, and others
- Providing guidance to senior management
Skill Level Advanced
1. Research Methods
2 Security Activities across the Life Cycle
3. Collaboration with Other Business Units
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