“A lot of security problems occur because people think that, if they installed some technology, they are safe. But, really, they are just safer, and just for now.”
— Gene Spafford
Empowering employees in social media is not risk free. Some of the risks are known, and some are new. In general, brands that empower their employees in social media must protect information and privacy, comply with disclosure requirements, and prevent competitive poaching.
This chapter describes each of these risks and provides tips for mitigating digital risks while pursuing business opportunities through socially empowered employees.
By the end of 2011, approximately 80 percent of the global online user ...