Everywhere you look, corporate investments in social media are on the rise. However, increased investment in social also comes with increased compliance risk. Regulators recognize social media as a public communication channel subject to existing earnings disclosure, truth in advertising, and data privacy regulations....
"Social media hack": these words have become synonymous with embarrassing front-page news stories
featuring major companies and figures who have fallen victim to misuse of their designated community
channels. As social media has risen in popularity, hackers have realized
that it's a ripe target.
Law enforcement officials in Europe plan to disrupt the use of social media to broadcast "terrorist and extremist propaganda," but security experts questioned whether such moves will blunt the recruitment of new ISIS fighters and so-called "jihadist brides."
Some privacy experts are expressing concern about a report that social media giant Facebook is planning to enter the healthcare market with health apps and patient support communities. Find out the nature of their worries.
Apple's advice to always use strong passwords and two-factor authentication ignores that image hackers are bypassing those controls - and celebrities aren't the only victims. Here's what needs to change.
Cybersecurity researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute are developing a tool known as BlackForest that amasses information from the Internet to give organizations an early warning of a pending cyber-attack.
Social media sites are increasingly popular platforms for patients dealing with medical issues. But there are also privacy and security risks involved, and healthcare providers can help patients navigate these.
Technology is the biggest challenge to ethics and compliance in organizations today, says Deloitte's Keith Darcy. "We have the capacity to do things before we ever consider the ethical consequences ..."
Hackers have pilfered some 2 million user passwords and credentials for Facebook and other social media and Internet sites, according to IT security provider Trustwave. The hackers attacked computers in about 100 nations.