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  • 1. Social media can not be ignored, IT Security should not stop it
    Richard Turner
    September 2010
  • 2. Research approach
    Generation Standby / Research summary / June 2010
    c250 interviews with office workers and c150 interviews with managers were conducted online in each of UK, US, Australia and Germany during January 2010
    The survey follows on from a study commissioned by Clearswift in 2007
  • 3. Dilbert’s on the money
  • 4. New ways of working require a new approach to security
    Generation Standby / Research summary / June 2010
  • 5. Attitude to web collaboration/social media
    Generation Standby / Research summary / June 2010
    Employee perception of company attitude
    Company attitude
    39% of employees consider web 2.0 use is encouraged/allowed
    65% of companies claim web 2.0 use encouraged/allowed
    Disconnect
  • 6. social media/Internetusage at recruitment
    Generation Standby / Research summary / June 2010
    Web technologies/social media are pervasive – now mentioned during the recruitment process in more than 8 out of 10 companies
  • 7. Attitudes to social media
    Generation Standby / Research summary / June 2010
  • 8. Company concerns about web 2.0
    Generation Standby / Research summary / June 2010
    Employees are largely in tune with the concerns of companies about web 2.0
    - Although they tend to underplay reputational damage concerns
  • 9. Company attitude to information security
    Generation Standby / Research summary / June 2010
    Majority of companies’ IT security attitudes resolve around compliance/control
    - This has implications for the use and management of web 2.0 in organisations
    37% of companies have turned down business opportunities because of information security concerns
  • 10. Company experiences of Web 2.0 security
    Generation Standby / Research summary / June 2010
    More than half of companies (51%) think employees are oblivious to security concerns when it comes to IT
  • 11. Company experiences of web 2.0 security: by attitude to IT security (1)
    Generation Standby / Research summary / June 2010
  • 12. Company experiences of web 2.0 security: by attitude to IT security (2)
    Generation Standby / Research summary / June 2010
  • 13. Summary
    Generation Standby / Research summary / June 2010
    • social media can not be ignored
    • 14. Collaborative technologies are critical to success
    • 15. Trust and openness are key
    • 16. Employees allowed to be flexible are more engaged and loyal
    • 17. Blurring boundaries between home and work
    • 18. Education is important in ensuring risks and rewards are understood
    • 19. A New approach to IT security is required
    • 20. Technology exists to enable businesses to embrace the new ways of working
    • 21. Stopping and blocking is no longer an option
  • Core Components of a Unified Security Solution
    Inbound Threat Protection
    Data Loss Prevention
    ContentInspection
    Compliance
    Flexible Policy
  • 22. Unifying Information Security
    Clearswift is a security software company that aims to simplify companies’ IT security to better protect businesses’ intellectual property and data. This in turn gives businesses the confidence to adopt web, email and collaboration technologies to ultimately allow the business to innovate
    and grow.
  • 23. Questions?
    Generation Standby / Research summary / June 2010
    How do you measure up? To asses your organisation against the research outlined in this webinar
    www.clearswift.com/worklifeweb