By Peter Davey
Using social media in our daily lives has become commonplace. Just about every major company has a Twitter, Facebook and YouTube account. We use Twitter to find out what’s happening and quickly respond to customer requests. Facebook is a great place to share information about products, services and events. Many businesses use social media to interact with customers and get work done. Even the Pentagon has embraced social media as an important communication medium.
One of the great (and bad) things about social media is how easy it is to share information. There are Twitter and Facebook buttons all over the web that make it easy to post information with the click of a mouse or swipe of your finger. That also means it’s easy to share confidential information accidentally or maliciously. A data breach is as easy as a click away.