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Taming the Social Data Lion

I was recently interviewed by Dan Tynan for an InfoWorld article on security risks that social networks impose on companies. It ran today and is a very comprehensive must-read:

I was recently interviewed by Dan Tynan for an InfoWorld article on security risks that social networks impose on companies. It ran today and is a very comprehensive must-read: It ran today and is a very comprehensive must-read: "I can't begin to tell you how many times companies come to us because they've discovered their employees were using social networks that compromised sensitive data," says Mike Logan, CEO of Axis Technology, a vendor of data masking products. "A P2P network or a social network like Facebook that collects info is pretty much the equivalent of digging a tunnel right into a company's data center." ... It gets worse. If your employees post proprietary information on a site like Facebook, whose legal terms claim ownership over any data shared on its network, you may lose control over your company's intellectual property. The article is loaded with points to consider in terms of what employees and employers should watch out for, and steps they can take to protect business data. However, as today's news of the latest Facebook privacy breach shows, you really don't know what you're getting into with social networks, despite using the strictest privacy settings...