Privacy Risks of Social Media

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Managing the Security and

Privacy Risks of Social Media


Global Security and Risk Analysis Manager


(309) 494 1523

Spring Conference

May 10


Why Social Media

Why Social Media

Share Status

Tag Photos

Upload Videos

Broadcast Location

Like Companies

Recommend Products and Services

Endorse Colleague

Search Jobs

Social Media Statistics

Facebook: 1.11 Billion plus users

Twitter: 200 Million plus users

LinkedIn: 225 Million plus users

Google: 4 Billion searches per day

YouTube: 2 Billion searches per day

Yahoo: 280 Million searches per day

Bing: 280 Million searches per day

Social Media Sites

Social Media Sites

Social Media Revolution

Security Uses For Social Media

Investigations and Background

Information Gathering and Intelligence

Crisis / Emergency Management
Notification and Tracking

Terms To Know

Search engine optimization


Process of improving the visibility of

website in

search engine search results.
In general, the earlier (or higher ranked on
the search results page), and more
frequently a site appears in the search
results list, the more visitors it will receive
from the search engine's users.

Terms To Know

Malware (Malicious Software):

designed to disrupt computer operation,
gather sensitive information, or gain
unauthorized access to computer systems.
It can also appear in the form of script or
code. General term used to describe any
software or code specifically designed to
exploit a computer, or the data it contains.
Malware includes computer viruses,
worms, trojan horses, spyware, adaware,
ransomeware, rootkits and keyloggers.

Terms To Know


Software or hardware based
network security system that controls
incoming and outgoing network traffic by
analyzing data packets and determining
whether they should be allowed through or
not, based on a rule set.

Terms To Know

Personally Identifiable Information:

Information that can be used on its own or
with other information to identify, contact, or
locate a single person, or to identify an
individual in context. Can be used to
distinguish or trace an individual‘s identity,
such as name, social security number, date
and place of birth, mother‘s maiden name or
biometric records. Can link medical,
educational, financial, and employment

Terms To Know


Data about data. Structural

data about the containers of

Descriptive Metadata is about data


Means of creation of the data

Purpose of the data

Time and date of creation

Creator or author of the data

Location on network

where the data was created

7 Deadly Sins of Social Networking

sharing company activities

Mixing personal with professional

Engaging in Tweet (or Facebook / LinkedIn
/ Myspace) rage

Believing he/she who dies with the most
connections wins

Password sloth

Trigger finger (clicking everything,
especially on Facebook)

Endangering yourself and others

Social Media Security Awareness

Scams To Avoid


Attempting to acquire
information such as usernames,
passwords or credit card details by
masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an
electronic communication. Typically
carried out by email spoofing or instant
messaging and it often directs users to
enter details at a fake website whose

and feel are almost identical to the
legitimate one.

Scams To Avoid

: Certain malicious websites
contain code that can make your browser
take action without your knowledge or
consent. Clicking on a link on one of these
websites might cause the website to be
posted to your profile. Never click strange
links, even if they are from friends. Also be
sure to notify the person sending the link if
you see something suspicious.

Scams To Avoid

Malicious Script
: When you are asked to
copy and paste text into your browser’s
address bar in order to see something
interesting or surprising. This "code" is
actually a malicious script. Instead of
showing you what was advertised, it uses
your account to send your friends spam.

Scams To Avoid

Malicious Script

Scams To Avoid


Worm that targets Facebook by
posting spam messages on behalf of
people. The message contain a link, which
prompts to download and install a newer
version of Adobe Flash player. However,
this download actually contains a malicious
file that, once opened, uses your Facebook
account to continue posting this malicious
link on your behalf, thus spreading the

Scams To Avoid


Scams To Avoid


Use Advanced Security Settings

Enable Secure Browsing

SSL Protocol Encryption

Enable One
Time Passwords

Use when signing onto a computer that is not

Enable Single Sign

Eliminates multiple passwords

Enable Login Notification and Approvals

Monitor account activity

Using Good Passwords

Don’t use same passwords on all accounts

Don’t share and change regularly

At least 8 characters, 1 number and 1
special character

Use non
words that associate with
something you know: “4the$cash”,

Don’t save in the browser

Logout don’t just close the browser

Tips To Stay Secure

Think before you click

If you don’t know what it is, don’t paste it
into your internet address bar

Maintain strong passwords

Never give out your username or password

Update your browser

Run and update anti
virus software


Computer Crime Info

CSO Online: Social Medial Security

Facebook: Security, Safety, Privacy



Global Security and Risk Analysis Manager


(309) 494 1523