Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Security "Pros" Shill For Web 2.0 At Conference

"Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, once viewed as high-risk, productivity-sucking applications, seem to have wiggled their way into the hearts of security teams nationwide. In fact, most organizations no longer block the popular web sites and allow employees to access these Web 2.0 applications at work, according to a new survey from the Security Executive Council.

"The research, which was released this week at the CSO Perspectives conference, reveals 86 percent of organizations who responded to an open poll on the council's web site said they do allow workers to use Web 2.0 applications, such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, while on the job and/or with a company-issued computer.

"The topic of social networking and work access was the subject of a spirited discussion among professionals who attended CSOP, a three-day event in Clearwater, Florida. Some in attendance pointed to Web 2.0 access as a necessary recruiting and retention tool..."

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