Main Business Security Threats to Avoid in Social Media
By Chris Turn
There are a plethora of ways to share information detrimental to your security on your social media accounts. But those problems become even more significant when the mistakes take place on your business accounts. Making sure your accounts are protected is essential, otherwise your business can take a big hit. Here are the main security threats to be aware of and how to avoid them.
Social Scams and Phishing Attacks
Social and phishing scams usually aim to make unsuspecting targets click links and enter details. They might provide a false incentive for doing this, so it’s important to be alert and recognize when you’re facing something that’s actually a scam.
Don’t click unsolicited links that you are unsure of, and certainly don’t enter details after clicking a link, even if it looks pretty legitimate on the surface. That’s how they get your login details, and other info.
There are plenty of malicious apps on social media and the internet in general. You’ve almost certainly encountered them in some way, even if you didn’t realize it. Some are more sinister than others however.
For example, Spyware can actively log your actions and collect your personal information. It can also spam you with ads that you don’t want to see. That’s why you need to take extra care before clicking and sharing sensitive information.
It’s all too common for people to accidentally share posts that they intended for their private accounts on the company’s accounts. This is often simply human error, but it can also lead to scams and attacks in some cases too. Human error can take many forms, and setting company policies on when and how often to access the social media account is key to making sure employees don’t make these mistakes.
Malware Attacks and Hackers
Malware hackers can gain access to your website and digital records in an attempt to hold ransom, or simply steal, valuable data and sell it. They can be targeted in very specific ways and your organization will be threatened unless you have protections in place to avoid malware attacks. One way to avoid these problems is to hire the right MSP who can carry out penetration testing so that vulnerabilities can be found and addressed.
Consider the security measures for your company social media accounts how you can avoid those errors or at least reduce their frequency. The first thing to consider is cybersecurity awareness training for your staff. This will teach them what they need to know in order to act safely and securely. In addition to that, consider establishing social media policies for staff members to follow.
Limiting who has access to your social media account and how much access they have is also key. It’s easier to retain control over your social media channels and how they’re used if you know exactly who’s accessing them and how. It’s also important to make sure your technology is as secure as it can be.
Source:: Social Media Explorer