Security & Privacy Risks of Social Media

Venue: Holborn Bars

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Jul 06, 2010 End Date/Time: Jul 06, 2010
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Social media represents a particular trouble spot because people tend to trust communication from supposed social network friends. Research shows that as much as 2% of all Web traffic for businesses comes from accessing social sites like Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn.

Whilst that might not seem a lot, it underscores the need to educate employees about the risk arising from social network usage.

A case in point is the Koobface worm, which has plagued Facebook and Twitter, affecting as many as 3 million computers.

The goal of this masterclass is to provide effective and appropriate guidance on security, privacy controls, best practices, and other important issues associated with social networking websites. By using highly accessible Internet-based tools, users can create content and engage in peer-to-peer conversations and exchanges (e.g., Blogger, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Facebook, etc.). Web sites, e-mail, blogs, tweets, videos and images, message alerts, instant messaging, Facebook, voice chat, and other Internet-based technologies have begun to overtake the traditional media as primary information sources for a growing share of the world population.

Benefits of attending – Five practical action points delegates will be able to implement after attending the masterclass:

This master class is designed to enable attendees to:
• Develop an understanding of a range of theoretical models that explain why and how people commit crime
• Develop a detailed knowledge of aspects of fraud crime, risk and managing security in organisations
• Know how to analyse and assess risk, and how to manage security
• Know how to design, conduct and critically appraise research within these areas

The course will be of immense professional value to those working within a security context, either in the private or public sector