Blocking Access to Social Media


“Most users are only two clicks away from malicious content,” says Patricia Hogan (@patriciahogan), senior public relations specialist at WebSense, who discusses web security, email security and data loss prevention through content security and why some companies chose to implement technology to safeguard their data and users by blocking access to social media.

Eric and Patricia discuss the decision some companies make to filter access to social networks versus just training employees to use it responsibly, Jeremiah Owyang’s report on Social Business, Websense’s policy for acceptable use of social media policy, enabling businesses to safely leverage the social web, blocking access with demotivating your employees, securing content with classified and non-classified networks, restricting access through technology versus improving security through social media training and working with your IT team to safely embrace the social web.

This interview was recorded the 2011 PRSA International Conference in Orlando.

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