What do I mean by "Social Media Security" and "Social Media Policies"?
- Social media security is the state you achieve through the creation of habits that govern -- strictly in many cases -- what, when and how you engage with social media, what information you willingly provide and what other information you seek to protect. Oh yes, you should also know that you never fully reach the "state" of security because the social media landscape is constantly changing and dangers, new and old, continue to surface and resurface. But be vigilant, and as safe as possible.
- Social media policies are the doctrines, or codes, established by employers and other organizations that serve as guidelines for how those associated with the organization engage in social media engagement as that engagement relates to the practice of their professional responsibilities.
How can I keep my ship Afloat?
- We are what we Tweet...for all posterity: Are you aware that the Library of Congress is archiving every Tweet emanating from a U.S.-based Twitter account? In short, if you post it, consider it permanent.
- Secure your computer: I'll also mention where the video above left off. Make sure the machines you use have the latest and greatest software to protect you. The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse gives some great information on firewalls, antivirus software and more.
- Use Bookmarks...or URL be sorry: Don't go to your preferred social media services through email links or another website. You could be entering your account name and password into a fake site where your personal information could be stolen. These types of phishing scams are everywhere. Only use hyperlinks from sources you trust. I hope you are growing more trustful of Liebling Realized, so I'll offer this hyperlink Information Security Buzz where you can read more about avoiding phishing scams.
- Be mindful of location preferences: GoogleMaps, OpenTable, FourSquare and other social