10 steps to Preventing Social Media Scam
With more companies moving to marketing via social media there now is a greater possibility that social media scam will impact and compromise your company. Here are 10 steps that Janco Associates has found that can minimize that risk.
- Implement a social networking policy for all individuals and devices that can impact the company’s infrastructure
- Social engineering awareness training must be done constantly, not the typical annual training program.
- If it sounds like it is too good to be true the odds are it is a scam
- Look to the outside to be aware of scams that others are facing
- Question suspicious behavior and communications.
- Report suspicious behavior and communications to the IT and HR management instead of shared on social networks.
- Work devices should not be used for personal activities.
- Access to various types of data should be protected with separate and strong passwords.
- The network should be segmented to guard against scammers infiltrating a network segment simply because an employee with access to another segment was compromised.
- Learn from past mistakes of others. Reverse engineer this same scenario in your own company to see if the scam could happen in your organization.