October is Cyber Security Awareness Month! Information Managers is celebrating by hosting our annual 15 Day Privacy Challenge. The 15 Day Privacy Challenge is a fun, no cost educational opportunity on privacy and security.
Challenge #12 Social Media
If you decide to use social media in your business, you need clear rules about who will authorize messages. You also need a strong social media policy to provide direction and education to your employees about what they can – and can't – say on-line.
Employees also need to understand that if they participate in social media, their personal comments are still potentially a reflection of the business they represent. See “Securing the Human” for more information for employees.
Even if you decide not to use social media in your business, you still need to be aware of cyber threats such as hackers, viruses, malware or a cybersecurity breach, and implement a formal cybersecurity plan and social media policy for employees.
Review your organization’s policy and procedure about Social Media. See SANS and our articles “What Should You Include in Your Social Media Policy?” and “The Honest Spin Doctor” for sample policies.
We are proud to be a Champion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month.