Blocking Access to Social Media


Why would someone use a social media blocker app?

It’s a reasonable question with a reasonable answer.

“Most users are only two clicks away from malicious content,” says Patricia Hogan (@patriciahogan), senior public relations specialist at WebSense, who discusses we some companies install a social media blocker on their employee’s computers, 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.

We discussed 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 digital literacy and working with your IT team to safely embrace the social web.

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

Photo by Scott Stephens on Unsplash

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