Security Slideshow: Social Media at Work: Worth The Risk?

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 11-09-2010

Social Media at Work: Worth The Risk?

Six out of 10Six out of 10 respondents suffered an average of $2 million in losses due to security incidents involving Web 2.0 technologies.

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$1.1 billion$1.1 billion is the collective loss among these organizations due to these security incidents.

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Two out of fiveA mere two out of five respondents say they are budgeting for Web 2.0-specific security solutions.

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29 percent29 percent of respondents say their organization does not have policies regarding employee usage of Web 2.0 in the office, despite these losses.

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33 percent33 percent of respondents say they restrict employee use of social-media sites.

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25 percent25 percent of respondents say they monitor employee use of these sites.

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13 percent13 percent of respondents say their organization blocks all social-media access at work.

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50 percentNearly 50 percent of respondents block Facebook.

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Top 5 perceived security risks from employee Web 2.0 usage (percent respondents)Malware (35 percent)Viruses (15 percent)Information overexposure (11 percent)Spyware (10 percent)Spam (6 percent)

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So, what is permitted? (percent respondents)Webmail (90 percent)Content-sharing apps (86 percent)Collaborative platforms/streaming-media sites (82 percent)Social network sites (77 percent)

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Two-thirdsTwo-thirds of respondents say that the potential for new revenue drives Web 2.0 adoption in their enterprise.

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40 percent40 percent of respondents say Web 2.0 boosts productivity.

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Where is Web 2.0 Used in the Enterprise? (percent respondents)IT (51 percent)Marketing/sales (34 percent)Customer relations (29 percent)Advertising/PR (28 percent)HR (22 percent)

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