AI to look for behavioral patterns on social media

A new program in Canada aims to learn if Artificial Intelligence (AI) can detect patterns of behavior on social media, before people act.

Growing social media fraud means trouble for IT pros

A recent survey serves as a reminder to IT pros and users that, despite how common it is to our daily lives, social media can still pose security risks from hackers. 

Study reveals top security trends of 2015

So far, 2015 has seen its fair share of security news, good and bad (although with security news, the bad often far outweighs the good). And with the benefit of hindsight, we can now take some time to look back on these developments to find top trends so far this year – and what should be […]

Facebook and work: A match made in …

Facebook and work usually don’t get mentioned in the same sentence – unless you’re talking about a security breach. But Mark Zuckerberg and Co. want to change that. 

When does a social media policy go too far? 3 keys

One organization decided it needed to crack down on its employees making negative and inflammatory statements online. It learned the hard way that those actions could have unintended consequences. 

Hoax exploits the Malaysian airline mystery to steal users’ info

We probably shouldn’t be surprised that hackers and hoaxers are already using the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 to spread malware and steal information. 

Can a social media policy violate free speech principles?

One organization’s social media policy is getting a lot of backlash for what’s being called “a gross violation of the fundamental principles of academic freedom.” 

Companies not ready for new technologies, survey says

While new technologies such as cloud computing, Big Data, mobile devices and social networks are catching on, businesses and IT departments are still trying to figure out the best ways to implement and manage them, according to a recent survey from The Open Group. 

Is your organization ready for social media?

Social media has been a hot topic for several years, but as Praveen K.R. writes in this guest post, many organizations still aren’t prepared to take advantage of it. 

Stay safe on social networking sites: Tips for users and companies

Hackers are moving away from widespread malware and focusing on targeted attacks against businesses and individuals. And that means an increase in phishing scams, as well as social media-based attacks.