window._mfq = window._mfq || []; (function() { var mf = document.createElement("script"); mf.type = "text/javascript"; mf.async = true; mf.src = "//cdn.mouseflow.com/projects/0148bb62-7ff8-46ae-a466-bf3fd13c7d09.js"; document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0].appendChild(mf); })();
407-478-6600    Get SUPPORT

TaylorWorks Blog

Know Your Tech: Social Media

Know Your Tech: Social Media

You see the term “social media” thrown around all the time, but what does it mean for both individual users and whole businesses? Organizations that understand the importance of social media have a unique advantage over other businesses in the same industry, be it a way to attract more consumers or a way to protect against common security threats that find their home on these websites.

What is Social Media?
Social media can be considered any website or service that is used to interact socially with other people. Some common examples include Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and even Instagram. All of these services have common ground in regard to features that allow people to communicate or learn more about one another, whether it’s in the form of a terribly-worded Facebook post or a bite-sized glimpse into someone’s soul via Twitter. LinkedIn allows business professionals to learn more about each other by providing information about their work history or current situation, which can be quite helpful for learning more about a company or a prospective client.

Social media is generally used more for the former, though. It’s likely that your employees have at least one account on a social media platform, so it’s important that your organization understands what it means for the purposes of security.

Security Issues of Social Media
One of the biggest issues regarding social media is that it can provide hackers with a way to get into your organization’s network--or, rather, trick your employees into providing information that could aid them in their attack. Hackers can create fake accounts where they can impersonate people you may know. They then use this process to weasel information from your employees such as usernames or passwords. You need to make sure that your employees are aware of the telltale signs of social media attacks so you know they won’t be an issue for your organization.

Social Media as an Outreach Method
Many organizations have turned to social media as a way to directly interact with consumers. Take, for example, Verizon. If you tweet at their support account, there is a solid chance that they will address any problems you might be having with your mobile service. You can use social media in this regard to directly reach out to customers and get their feedback about your products or services.

How does your business use social media? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to subscribe to our blog.

As Augmented Reality Grows, More Applications Appe...
The Best Way to Approach Data Backup
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Wednesday, September 19 2018
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Technology Cloud Network Security Best Practices Managed IT Services Privacy Business Computing Hackers Data Backup Email VoIP Hosted Solutions Malware Mobile Devices Data Recovery Outsourced IT Backup Google Microsoft Data Tech Term Innovation Cloud Computing Saving Money Software Internet of Things Internet Business Continuity Ransomware BDR Hardware IT Support Cybersecurity Small Business Efficiency IT Services Android User Tips Smartphones Communication Disaster Recovery Applications Artificial Intelligence Communications Cybercrime How To Business Network Managed IT Services Router Gadgets Law Enforcement Managed IT Save Money Computers Virtualization Mobile Device Management Productivity Data Security Smartphone Money IT Support Two-factor Authentication Data Protection BYOD Business Management Collaboration Windows Windows 10 Browser Phishing Business Intelligence Avoiding Downtime Chrome App Workplace Tips Remote Monitoring Facebook Social Media Spam Blockchain IT Management Redundancy Analysis Computer Telephone Systems Bandwidth Proactive IT Alert Passwords Mobility Apps Document Management Productivity Social Engineering Identity Theft Word Connectivity Compliance Vulnerability Firewall Office 365 Training Encryption Machine Learning Miscellaneous Upgrade Content Management Flexibility Virtual Assistant Solid State Drive Data Breach Password Data loss Information Technology Private Cloud Access Control Mobile Computing Spam Blocking Paperless Office Smart Tech Server Automation Wi-Fi Business Owner Value Operating System Education Bring Your Own Device IT Plan Holiday VPN Infrastructure Windows 7 Comparison Networking Unsupported Software Information Unified Threat Management Mobile Device Data Storage Microsoft Office Workers Work/Life Balance Budget File Sharing Big Data Managed Service Settings CES Sports Update Website Employer-Employee Relationship Servers Credit Cards OneNote Meetings Botnet webinar Google Drive Unified Communications Devices Excel Millennials Wiring Audit Knowledge Inventory Virtual Reality Scam Physical Security Lifestyle Proactive Computer Care Smart Office Start Menu Wireless Charging IoT Black Market Password Management Content Filtering Data Warehousing Emails Gmail Addiction Flash Fraud Strategy Instant Messaging YouTube Travel Wireless Conferencing Hard Drives Theft Thought Leadership Hacking Tip of the week Workforce GDPR Network Congestion Worker Commute Windows 10 Remote Monitoring and Maintenance Samsung HIPAA Mobile Computing Infrastructure Battery NIST Google Docs Telephone System Charger Recycling Legal Cache Entertainment Amazon Downtime USB Screen Mirroring Google Apps Streaming Media Windows Server 2008 Telecommuting E-Commerce Computer Fan Electronic Medical Records IT Consultant Public Cloud Authentication HBO Line of Business Human Resources Remote Computing Students Professional Services Insurance Cryptocurrency Voice over Internet Protocol Augmented Reality Cortana eWaste Wireless Internet Sync Amazon Web Services Recovery Cast Software as a Service Wireless Technology Content Filter Data Management Remote Work FENG Keyboard Tools Leadership Managed Service Provider Fiber-Optic Nanotechnology Outlook MSP Windows 10s Staff Healthcare End of Support Practices Safe Mode Multi-Factor Security The Internet of Things Netflix Criminal Wire Telephony Online Shopping Marketing Hacker Accountants HVAC Government Password Manager Storage Regulations Digital Signature Electronic Health Records Root Cause Analysis PDF Cables Save Time Frequently Asked Questions Specifications Remote Worker SaaS Health Office Tips Current Events Hosted Computing Patch Management Software Tips Trending Cleaning Technology Tips Risk Management Skype Evernote HaaS Enterprise Content Management Business Technology Business Mangement Users Music Computer Accessories Customer Service Files Mobile Office Two Factor Authentication Advertising Office Politics Colocation WiFi Domains Vendor Management Audiobook CrashOverride History Wearable Technology Bluetooth Assessment Search Transportation Relocation Video Games Books Public Speaking Webinar Techology How to Company Culture Presentation Automobile Television Lithium-ion battery Benefits Humor Internet Exlporer Regulation IT solutions Best Practice User Error Managing Stress Troubleshooting 5G Worker Tech Support Camera Public Computer Safety Hybrid Cloud Smart Technology IBM Loyalty Scalability Emergency Shadow IT Hosted Solution Rootkit Hiring/Firing Printers Experience Competition Employer Employee Relationship Customer Relationship Management Fun Internet exploMicrosoft Quick Tips IP Address Twitter Content

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite