3 “Must-Haves” for Securing the Social Web [Websense]

Facebook. Twitter. YouTube. LinkedIn. The web – and in particular, social networking – is changing the way we live and work at a breathtaking pace. In fact, the social web has emerged as a valuable business tool, with its rich applications, real-time interaction and user-generated content. But, in case you haven’t noticed, it also presents significant risks to business.

Consider these realities of today’s Internet:

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5 Big Cyber Threats vs.1 Bigger Threat-buster [Symantec]

From monitoring the competition to downloading music, the Web has become a integral part of our work and personal lives. While it has helped make us more productive and informed, it has also exposed us and the organizations we work for to mounting security threats.

In fact, according to the Symantec Internet Security Threat Report, the Web and Web applications have become the primary source of malware infections with the number of Web-based attacks nearly doubling in 2010.

One (not so) fun way this is happening is via so-called SEO poisoning, where hackers set up malware sites to show up in Google searches of trending news topics, like the Olympic Games or the death of a celebrity, tricking unsuspecting surfers into clicking their links and spreading infections.

Five major recent threats are leaving us vulnerable to cybercrime and confirming that most organizations’ URL filtering isn’t providing adequate enough protection.

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