These new Web 2.0-driven applications have security-evasive features such as port hopping, as well as protocol tunnelling unprotected routes into your network for malware, trojans and zero day exploits - and they can also create routes out for confidential corporate data.
How bad is the problem?
A recent survey of 1,200 corporate internet users, as an example, showed that 77 per cent use social networks and while their employers believe that only 10 per cent of them use IPTV in the workplace, the true figure is actually 78 per cent- just a further pointer that the internet has changed - significantly - in the last few years.
These changes are being driven, in part, by the take-up of social internet services such as Facebook and MySpace, as well as a growing range of micro-blogging and instant messaging applications alongside increasingly popular applications like IPTV.
Whether you like it or not, a new social generation is using these applications on an increasing basis, often without the knowledge of the IT team and evading the conventional security safeguards that most companies employ.
You can ignore this trend at your peril - or you can attend this webinar and understand the nature of the threat, as well as the solutions available.
This webinar will:
- Explain the benefits and the security threats that the social generation internet poses our organisation.
- Show the popular methods used to infect, steal and use personal data using the new internet applications, the impacts to both the user, the services themselves - and your corporate network.
- Show why traditional security tools do not address these threats.
- Educate you about the audit and risk analysis safeguards you can employ.
- Leave you with five top tips for protecting yourself and your organisation as the internet evolves.
This webinar is for:
- IT managers looking for social generation internet solutions.
- IT staff wishing to further their knowledge of Web 2.0 services.
- Anyone wanting to understand more about the latest generation of internet security threats and how to cost-effectively counter them.