Security Slideshow: Royal Wedding: Why Prince William and Kate Middleton Matter to IT

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 04-22-2011

Royal Wedding: Why Prince William and Kate Middleton Matter to IT

62 percentNearly two thirds of respondents say they will be following the Royal Wedding. Expect them to do so at work.

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32 percentIf you're worried about productivity surrounding the Royal Wedding, you should be: 32 percent of respondents said that they're following news surrounding the marriage "at least every few days."

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38 percentYou might want to consider monitoring employee Web activity related to the Royal Wedding. Some 38 percent of respondents said they have been going online to find out about the marriage.

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25 percentThe Internet will also be a key destination for those who want to watch the event live or catch up after it's over. In fact, more than 25 percent of respondents said that they plan to use a computer or mobile device to watch the event.

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Web chatterMore than half of respondents said that they plan to discuss the event with others on the Web.

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Malicious activityThe security problems are already starting, Symantec found. It said that "as of March," it has been tracking "malicious online activity such as spam designed to steal personal information."

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SEO harmIt's also worth noting that Symantec has come across "links to harmful sites hidden in search engine results."

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Three Tips to Keep Your Network Secure:1. Monitor and limit your employees' access to any Web content related to the Royal Wedding.

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Three Tips to Keep Your Network Secure:2. Be sure to inform employees of the threats, and remind them to not click on links on the Web or in e-mails that might be suspect.

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Three Tips to Keep Your Network Secure:3. Implement and/or update proper security measures on employee mobile devices.

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