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.
- 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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