Risk Assessment of Social Media

by Robert Shullich
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments SANS Institute Pen Testing & Audits digital privacy

According to a September 2011 survey, 63% respondents indicated “that employee use of social media puts their organization’s security at risk” while 29% “say they have the necessary security controls in place to mitigate or reduce the risk” (Ponemon Institute, 2011). In another study 49% of executives surveyed said that they feel that the use of social media could damage company reputation, yet in that study “only one in three companies addressed those concerns” (PRNewswire, 2009). These two studies indicate that social media poses a substantial risk to the organization but the risk itself is not being adequately addressed.