"A lot of [the problems] around social networking are people and culture issues" well expressed.It must be mentioned that Internet hides a lot of traps and it is not a game, its a living world. Every action we do it is recorded and every click we do may cause us problems. With the same way of thinking we act in daily life we must act also when we are on the net. I think "It is NOT just a click" may works.........
That's why education is the key. I feel like you must sit through a day-long seminar about the pitfalls of the net prior to ever signing on. But then agian, we get Internet on our phones now, so who's going to foot that bill.
In my opinion , many of the things that evolved on the internet were originally not intended for serious business . They were intended for fun & entertainment. The social networking sites have evolved like that.
Nowadays everything on line is being used for some commercial purpose. The faceless organizations sell products, services to faceless customers. And when money is involved how can the crime be left behind?
We need a new internet which is strictly designed ground up with security as its prime concern and not openness as it is now.
Cyber security being a people problem is definitely true. No matter what software is in place, if the user clicks on the wrong things, it's their fault not the software. Ultimately if companies are going to allow individuals to access these sites at work they are going to have to educate them about these areas and possibly have punishments in place if they violate them. Sometimes having the negative impacts is the only way to get through to some people.
Barbara, you are right. Cyber security is a people problem. Its merely depends up on how we are using the data and whether we need to look for someone else data. If we respect others privacy and personality, there should not be any data threat and no need of cyber security. The over enthusiasm to overlook for other’s personal matter is the major concern and it’s purely an attitude issue.
To the point about the Internet being used than otherwise intended--absolutely. That's another topic discussed this week. All of the data that can be mined once a user clicks or logs on to a link is intended for a purpose is widely abused. As a consumer, I hate that. As a business, I realize the value of that data. It's a tough one.
Susan--you said it! Sometimes I have to remind myself who our readers are--businesses. The best thing trade publishing ever did for me was to drill home "know your audience". But the consumer side of me occasionally has to rant about some of the things going on behind the curtain. But it has all made me a smarter consumer (I hope) :-)
Thinking before clickling is the logical thing to do, or at least it's what it should be done.
The reason why sometimes in social medial so many people just go on clicking on every shortened link it appears in front of them is the speed of the message torrent. Let's take Twitter, even I have found myself clicking on some links that direct to spam. It's then when I think "I didn't think!"
Cybercriminals see it easy to hack businesses or individuals because some of these devoted professionals of the cybercrime have been smart and good security IT professionals once, who have turned into the dark side at some point for a variety of reasons.
Some argue that money is one of the main issues -well, not surprising in times of economical depression. It has been said that cybercrime moves more money than drug dealing, so go figure. And of course very few people think of the ethics of the matter.
Educating the users in how to protect themselves and their devices is the best practice. It should be promoted and supported as much as possible.
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