All of the advice in this article is sound, but to be honest and in my humble opinion, the most valuable point made here or in general concerning social media and security is the absolute need for two-factor / multi-factor authentication. This must become a component of everything we do online.
This is very sound advice. Think about bookmarking this list or printing it off and having it handy in the event of malware or a social media intrusion.
There are some very interesting stats in this article and, frankly, some painful truths. Our shift in mentality toward constant access and dependency on social media has weakened our overall security stance.
These statistics are not unexpected given the wealth of information available via social media. The mantra of “think before you click” certainly needs to be revised and expanded when it comes to social media. Consider what you post and what it says about you, your family, and your current status. Are you home or away? What might be your preferences or passwords? Are you revealing clues to the answers to the most common security questions online?
This is another great Advent-themed IT security tip. Please think before you post.
Operational security is of paramount importance. Just ask the ISIS member who found himself staring down a missile strike due to his social media post. I am glad to see the US Air Force addressing this problem.
This is once again an opportunity to have the debate around “the enemy of my enemy is my friend”. Regardless of who wins the debate, I am still a fan of the loss of services for groups like ISIS.