Social media can not be
      ignored, IT Security should
      not stop it

Richard Turner
September 2010
Research approach




  c250 interviews with office workers and c150 interviews with managers were
  conducted online in e...
Dilbert’s on the money
New ways of working require a
new approach to security




Generation Standby / Research summary / June 2010
Attitude to web collaboration/
social media
                 Employee perception of
                                      ...
social media/Internet
usage at recruitment
   Web technologies/social media are pervasive – now mentioned during the
   re...
Attitudes to social media




Generation Standby / Research summary / June 2010
Company concerns
about web 2.0
   Employees are largely in tune with the concerns of companies about web 2.0
   - Although...
Company attitude to
information security
   Majority of companies’ IT security attitudes resolve around compliance/control...
Company experiences of
Web 2.0 security




   More than half of companies (51%) think employees are oblivious to security...
Company experiences of web 2.0
security: by attitude to IT security (1)




Generation Standby / Research summary / June 2...
Company experiences of web 2.0
security: by attitude to IT security (2)




Generation Standby / Research summary / June 2...
Summary


      •  social media can not be ignored
          •  Collaborative technologies are critical to success

      ...
Core Components of a Unified
Security Solution


Inbound Threat Protection


                                         Data...
Unifying Information Security




Clearswift is a security software company
that aims to simplify companies’ IT security t...
Questions?




           How	
  do	
  you	
  measure	
  up?	
  To asses your organisation
             against the resear...
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  1. 1. Social media can not be ignored, IT Security should not stop it Richard Turner September 2010
  2. 2. Research approach 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 Generation Standby / Research summary / June 2010
  3. 3. Dilbert’s on the money
  4. 4. New ways of working require a new approach to security Generation Standby / Research summary / June 2010
  5. 5. Attitude to web collaboration/ social media Employee perception of Company attitude company attitude 39% of employees consider web 2.0 use is 65% of companies claim web 2.0 use encouraged/allowed Disconnect encouraged/allowed Generation Standby / Research summary / June 2010
  6. 6. social media/Internet usage at recruitment Web technologies/social media are pervasive – now mentioned during the recruitment process in more than 8 out of 10 companies Generation Standby / Research summary / June 2010
  7. 7. Attitudes to social media Generation Standby / Research summary / June 2010
  8. 8. Company concerns about web 2.0 Employees are largely in tune with the concerns of companies about web 2.0 - Although they tend to underplay reputational damage concerns Generation Standby / Research summary / June 2010
  9. 9. Company attitude to information security 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 Generation Standby / Research summary / June 2010
  10. 10. Company experiences of Web 2.0 security More than half of companies (51%) think employees are oblivious to security concerns when it comes to IT Generation Standby / Research summary / June 2010
  11. 11. Company experiences of web 2.0 security: by attitude to IT security (1) Generation Standby / Research summary / June 2010
  12. 12. Company experiences of web 2.0 security: by attitude to IT security (2) Generation Standby / Research summary / June 2010
  13. 13. Summary •  social media can not be ignored •  Collaborative technologies are critical to success •  Trust and openness are key •  Employees allowed to be flexible are more engaged and loyal •  Blurring boundaries between home and work •  Education is important in ensuring risks and rewards are understood •  A New approach to IT security is required •  Technology exists to enable businesses to embrace the new ways of working •  Stopping and blocking is no longer an option Generation Standby / Research summary / June 2010
  14. 14. Core Components of a Unified Security Solution Inbound Threat Protection Data Loss Prevention Content Inspection Flexible Policy Compliance
  15. 15. 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.
  16. 16. Questions? How  do  you  measure  up?  To asses your organisation against the research outlined in this webinar www.clearswift.com/worklifeweb Generation Standby / Research summary / June 2010

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