Enterprises using social media risk data loss, client trust, reputation: Symantec – This article discusses a recent survey covering data security/data leakage incidents involved with social marketing usage.
Companies Encrypting Data, But Not Everywhere, Venafi Survey Finds – I believe this survey targets mostly larger organizations, and my guess is that small businesses do not encrypt data as much. I am going to cover encryption more in-depth with a blog post later today.
Managers unaware of extent of IT access to company data – This article discusses how senior management in many cases may not be aware of the access the IT department has to sensitive data.
Let’s talk about this from a small business perspective. In many cases a small business will need to outsource IT. If you are outsourcing your IT work, make sure the IT company sets up temporary passwords to your email, network, etc and then when the work is complete, these accounts are deleted until the next time work is required. If you have an in-house IT department, you should conduct monthly audits of the IT department to determine what they are accessing. In addition if an IT employee leaves your company, you want to make sure you revoke their access rights which should also be covered in a monthly/quarterly audit.
Cyberattacks Now Targeting Small Business
Facebook targets small business – An interesting shot across the bow by Facebook as Google+ is closing business profiles until they introduce Google+ for business.
Small business owners ‘fed up’ with Groupon and its clones – This has been slowly bubbling, and it was only a matter of time before these issues started showing up in more news stories. Quite frankly a small business should carefully evaluate any type of online coupon service before going ahead with it. There are too many potential pitfalls if it is not done correctly.