Veracode Infographic Details Social Media Security Basics
With the Combination of Heightened Social Media Usage and Ever-Present Risks Associated With Viruses, Malware and Scams, Core Security Tactics Must Be Kept Top of Mind
BURLINGTON, Mass. – March 28, 2012 - Veracode, Inc., the leader in cloud-based application security testing, today announced details of its most recent infographic, “Social Media Security Basics.” With an examination of common social media usage risks, enterprises, social media vendors and users alike will gain greater awareness of the risks involved with sharing information and engaging with fans and followers in environments that are often ripe for attacks.
This infographic examines various types of targeted attacks and focuses on malware’s history of infecting Twitter and Facebook. To minimize risks, the image summarizes advice such as being aware of trending topics as a popular lure, protecting passwords and being wary of Facebook spam. In a related webinar, Veracode addresses the ubiquity of social media applications and the challenges facing enterprise infosecurity organizations in how they manage usage across the workforce. The webinar is available on-demand at http://veracode.com/social-media-security.
“This infographic reinforces that enterprises must balance the allure of social media with risks for viruses and attacks,” said Connie Stack, vice president of corporate marketing, Veracode. “While it may not be realistic to have your workforce avoid all forms of social media, it’s important to educate employees on social media safety and best practices to reduce a company’s risk from costly losses and data theft.”
The “Social Media Security Basics” infographic is available for download from the Veracode site: http://www.veracode.com/blog/2012/03/social-media-security-basics-infographic/. Interested parties have permission to embed and share the infographic on their websites or blogs with attribution.
Veracode is the only independent provider of cloud-based application intelligence and security verification services. The Veracode platform provides the fastest, most comprehensive solution to improve the security of internally developed, purchased or outsourced software applications and third-party components. By combining patented static, dynamic and manual testing, extensive eLearning capabilities, and advanced application analytics, Veracode enables scalable, policy-driven application risk management programs that help identify and eradicate numerous vulnerabilities by leveraging best-in-class technologies from vulnerability scanning to penetration testing and static code analysis. Veracode delivers unbiased proof of application security to stakeholders across the software supply chain while supporting independent audit and compliance requirements for all applications no matter how they are deployed, via the web, mobile or in the cloud. Veracode works with customers in more than 80 countries worldwide including Global 2000 brands such as Barclays PLC and Computershare as well as the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). For more information, visit www.veracode.com, follow on Twitter: @Veracode or read the Veracode Blog.
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