Create a social media policy to protect your company and employees

Facebook and other social networks have generated a lot of buzz recently due to their data privacy settings and policies.  Unfortunately, many consumers are not aware of these settings and openly share their personally identifiable information.  This reckless sharing has resulted in damages including identity theft and hacked bank accounts.  A recent Ponemon Institute what is covered in these policies can vary greatly and is contingent on how active the company is involved in social media.

Consult your legal and/or compliance team to define the guidelines that best fit with your company cyber security policies.  The process will be time well spent.