Social Media Can Not Be Ignored

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Social Media Can Not Be Ignored

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

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