Linkedin has two specific vulnerabilities that every user should be aware of.
Hoboken, NJ and New York, NY (PRWEB) November 15, 2011
Social media can be fun, helpful…and dangerous. In a new article from eMazzanti Technologies, a Hoboken, NJ and NYC area IT support expert, two critical security settings are identified that, left unattended, can pose a significant security threat to Linkedin users. A free copy of this article can be downloaded at: http://bit.ly/s46lpf
“The potential security issues surround the use of social media is not well appreciated by users,” said Jennifer Mazzanti, president eMazzanti Technologies. “Linkedin has two specific vulnerabilities that every user should be aware of.”
Need For Tighter In-House Policies
LinkedIn is one of the industry leading social networks and online communities in use today across multiple businesses and industries. LinkedIn’s focus on business-to-business networking and facilitating the sharing of ideas and strategies has won the trust of business professionals globally. Not unlike many of their counterparts, LinkedIn does have privacy challenges according to many CEO level executives. Many organizations are now reviewing their policies related to LinkedIn and how information propagates through this business social network.
More and more business professionals are turning to LinkedIn because of its overall effectiveness in the marketplace. However, many are unaware of the apparent risks to corporate contacts when setting up their LinkedIn accounts. There are many settings that are on automatically allowing for browsing of contacts and also leaving a trace of who visited another profile. Many organizations as part of their social media acceptable use policy are now requiring specific changes to LinkedIn privacy settings be made ensuring business contacts and information are kept confidential.
LinkedIn is built on a community and like many other online networks; they embrace the sharing of information and contacts. How do businesses balance the foundations of LinkedIn with the compliance and confidentiality measures of business today?
The following recommended key privacy settings guidelines ideal for organizations leveraging LinkedIn to make sure a certain degree of privacy remains in place. These settings are accessible through the SETTINGS menu in the top right corner of your LinkedIn page. To read the complete article, go to: http://bit.ly/s46lpf
About eMazzanti Technologies
With a company name that sounds more like a purebred, high-performance sports car than a IT support and consulting firm, eMazzanti Technologies is all about delivering powerful solutions such as managed printing services, PCS DSS compliance, computer network management, network troubleshooting, business continuity and disaster recovery, green computing, mobile workforce technology, information security, cloud computing, cloud computing services, and business information optimization in the most efficient manner possible. The Hoboken, N.J., firm is located in one of the most densely populated - and competitive - regions in the U.S. It provides business technology consulting services for companies ranging from home offices to multinational corporations throughout the New York metropolitan area, the United States and internationally. For more information contact: Carl Mazzanti 201-360-4400 or emazzanti.net.
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