U.S. workers not following corporate social media policies


Around 32 percent of organization bans the use of social
media, a decrease from 39 percent in 2010 and 68 percent of companies have
social media policies, an increase from 58 percent in 2010, according to
nCircle study.


Only 44 percent of employees comply with social media
policies, compared with 48 percent in 2010 and59 percent of companies are
monitoring employee social media use in the office, a decrease from 71 percent
in 2010.


The decrease in the ban of social media and the increase
in the number of companies with social media policies are connected. As more
companies get a handle on the policies and procedures needed to provide protect
users and company confidential information, they are less likely to ban the use
of social media completely,” said Andrew Storms, director of security


While it’s encouraging that more companies now have
social media policies, it’s disappointing that companies are not being more
diligent about enforcing these policies. The most important thing companies can
do to protect themselves from the tidal wave of social media threats is to
educate their users,” Storms added.


The study,
was conducted by NCircle, a provider
of automated security and compliance auditing solutions, announced the results
of the nCircle 2011 Information Social Media Study.


The results are based on a survey of 550 respondents in
the IT security industry, including senior management, IT operations, security
professionals and risk and audit managers.


By Telecomlead.com Team
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