Social media – hurting democracy & companies?


Policy-makers in EU and NATO member states have in recent months pledged their resolve to curb cyber threats. Despite these good intentions, the same leaders have had a hard time defining exactly what cyber defence is. Definitions remain broad and fall short of recognising the role of “soft” cyber channels within civil society, and in particular social media.

This article discusses the “ambiguous and unofficial nature” of social networks and how they “have become a haven for freedom of expression”.

The NATO Review continues that “it would be rash to conclude that the rise of social media is a win-win situation for the West, and for the spread of democracy. As much as companies have been able to reap the benefits of social networks as markets, the 2010 Sophos Security Threat Report found that more than 60% of businesses believe that Facebook is a threat to their security. Social platforms draw in cybercriminals seeking to make a fast target of unwary users”.

Part of this NATO Review is a video on: Social media: can it hurt democracy too?

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Editor Intelink says:(2012-10-02 10:49:19)

“Een kwaliteitsslag voor school, student en stagebedrijf” Het herkennen en correct behandelen van bedrijfsvertrouwelijke informatie. Het programma speelt tevens doeltreffend in op de sterk toenemende behoefte aan Social Media Integriteit van stag...

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Danny Lieberman says:(2011-05-09 13:35:04)

As one of the pioneers in DLP - data loss prevention and an active thought leader in the field since 2003 - it is typical for people who discover that the emperor is naked to take knee jerk reactions. IT and HR procedures are part of a set of data...

On: WikiLeaks legt menselijke factor bloot (EN)
Rachel McShelley says:(2011-03-31 10:01:15)

Blijft helaas onduidelijk waarom BitDefender dit opvallend en vooral ook een beveiligingsrisico vindt.

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