Are Blogs a Corporate Security Risk?

Posted on January 23, 2006

An article on Physorg.com discusses the expected increase in cyber attacks in 2006. The article also gives a list of other 2006 security risks which includes the risk of corporate data being leaked by blogs.
Blogging � The increased use of collaboration tools, such as blogging, also increases the possibility of leaking confidential business data.
There are a lot of internal corporate blogs and this may be what some of the concern is about. The risk being that employees could copy internal blog posts and distribute them to competitors. It may be slightly easier to cut and paste blog posts but even before blogs there has always been the risk that employees could share corporate secrets by copying files, phone calls or word-of-mouth. There is also the more obvious risk that employees could post corporate secrets in a personal blog which is why many companies are coming up with guidelines regarding blogging.

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