Mission Viejo, CA (PRWEB) February 23, 2011
Aurora, a leading IT company specializing in state-of-the-art security and compliance solutions for business critical applications, has added social networking security to its suite of security consulting services.
"This is one of the emerging areas of concern in IT security, and an area most companies are not paying as much attention to as they should," said Philip de Souza, CEO of Aurora. "Sites such as Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn have become very popular in the workplace. Hackers have discovered that employee accounts on these sites are one of the most effective ways to break into corporate networks."
Through a social media account, a hacker can send viruses or malware, or install keylogging software that records every action taken by a computer user. Without a proactive social media policy, a company could also be vulnerable to compromised productivity, reputation damage, data loss and inappropriate, or even illegal behavior by employees.
Aurora develops social media strategies for its clients based on a comprehensive environmental analysis and company specific data. This strategy incorporates guidelines, requirements and training regimens on best practices. Following a security assessment, a solution can be implemented to monitor all social media activity from each computer in the organization. Training and education is also provided so employees understand the appropriate use of social media and how it impacts the company.
"Now we have a means to protect our clients from all the potential risks and exposures initiated through social media sites, "de Souza said. "And the cost is minimal when compared to the damage that could result from a security breach that can occur through a social media site having been accessed from within the company network."
Since 1992 Aurora has provided comprehensive security consulting services for mid-market and enterprise level customers. Their security assessment services include Application Security, Network Security and EndPoint Security and they provide quick Vulnerability Assessment as well as in-depth Security Strategy Development. Aurora's security professionals offer practical recommendations with a comprehensive approach to information privacy, in accordance with client needs for compliance and privacy. Aurora also offers managed services and SaaS security services. Aurora is a Southern California based company with offices throughout the continental U.S. For more information about Aurora, please call 310-530-8260 or visit http://www.aurorait.com