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Security Risks Rise as Enterprises Go Social

Sure, social networks are all the rage on the consumer Web, and industry observers have noted that enterprises aren't far behind. But the rush to embrace social technologies carries a heightened security risk, experts warn.

The latest comes in the form of a new study from Palo Alto Networks, which highlights the security risks of using sites like Facebook and Twitter in the enterprise, and points to a surprising uptake of social technologies in regulated industries like health care and telecom.

Datamation has the story on Palo Alto's latest findings.


The spread of social networks in the enterprise is happening at a far greater rate than is generally believed, according to a report just released by network security firm Palo Alto Networks.

The company warns that the broader use of social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, which have had their share of security issues, is far outpacing the ability of IT to control them.

Palo Alto Networks' latest semi-annual Application Usage and Risk Report assessed real-world application traffic in 347 organizations worldwide covering a cross-section of industries. The previous report covered 214 organizations.

Read the full story at Datamation:
Social Networks Pervasive in Regulated Industries