Facebook a Security Risk? Say it isn’t so!

Nick O’Neill just posted an article on All Facebook claiming that “Facebook now poses the greatest security risk to companies among the leading social networks.” He directs readers toward a new report published by Sophos that “reveals which social network people believe poses the biggest security risk.” In the report, underneath the lopsided graphic illustrating that a <snarky>statistically impressive</snarky> 60% of respondents believe Facebook poses the greatest risk (really? only 60%?), there is a quick attempt to make the point that Facebook is a security risk only because of its size and influence. Much like Microsoft is maligned by the apple-fan-boys. 

What this all means is that you need to be more vigilant about your systems, and aware of what your users are doing. As I mentioned in my last post, and as Joel Oleson followed up in his blog, these security concerns are not reason enough to stop you from building out your social networking capabilities – especially in SharePoint – but to be aware of the issues, and have a plan to deal with them.

Christian Buckley

Christian is a Microsoft Regional Director and Office Servers and Services MVP, the Founder & CEO of CollabTalk LLC, an independent research and technical marketing services firm based in Salt Lake City, Utah, and CMO of revealit.io, a blockchain-based video technology company.