Web 2.0 Security Risks Being Ignored
Julian Goldsmith writes on silicon.com:
Web 2.0 presents a barely understood risk to companies embracing social networking and instant messaging technology as business tools and could force a change in corporate IT security and greater use of encryption.More here.
Almost two-thirds (65 per cent) of US companies do nothing to block third-party collaboration tools, such as real-time communications and information sharing, according to research from Yankee Group.
Tom Rashke, senior analyst at Forrester, said 25 per cent of US CIOs in a recent survey admitted adoption of web 2.0 tools would be a priority in 2008, even though the strategy would potentially increase potential areas of attack, increase the complexity of infrastructure and the return on investment (ROI) was not clear.