May 14, 2011  1:18 PM

Facebook vs. Google: I.T. WARS indeed

Posted by: David Scott
Burson-Marsteller, Burson-Marsteller Washington, facebook, Gmail, google, personal information security, Social Circle, social networking


By now, many if not most people have heard about Facebook’s so-called “secret” hire of an outside public...

May 3, 2011  3:53 AM

Social Media and Harsh New Realities

Posted by: David Scott
business and social networking, facebook, facebook peril, myspace, myspace peril, small business and social networking, social media, social media and divorce, social media in the workplace, social media peril, social media security, social networking


We’ve spoken of social media perils in the past.  For...

March 31, 2011  12:08 PM

Social Networking Redux: Perception Management

Posted by: David Scott
best business practice, business adaptability, business agility, business and IT policy, business and IT, business and IT solutions, business and social networking, business attitude, business beliefs, business breach, business challenge, business change, business communication, business protocol, facebook, facebook peril, myspace, myspace peril, online challenge, online identity, online security, perception management, public relations, small and medium business, small business and social networking, SMB, SMB and social networking, social networking, social networking peril, youtube peril


Back in the days of my misspent youth, as CIO in a Fortune100...

March 8, 2011  11:32 AM

A Mind Boggler: Social networking peril – again

Posted by: David Scott
douglas co. students, douglas county students, facebook, social networking, student posts


I’m not sure there are words to adequately express the true...

November 23, 2010  11:29 AM

Don’t Be a Blockhead: Block… or Define…

Posted by: David Scott
applications, blocking applications, blocking apps, business policy, facebook, IT policy, third-party apps, unauthorized applications, unauthorized apps


What’s a poor IT leader to do?  Whether you’re CIO/CTO, IT Director, IT Manager, Network Manager, Programmer, Business...

November 17, 2010  8:54 AM

Half of All Organizations Ban Access to Social Networking Sites

Posted by: David Scott
AOL, business policy, business practice, facebook, facebook e-mail, facebook email, IT policy, IT practice, myspace, social networking

Interesting news comes to us that half, or slightly more depending on the survey, of all organizations are banning access to social networking sites.  (You may wish to see my earlier...

October 28, 2010  9:04 AM

Ongoing Social Networking Perils

Posted by: David Scott
America Online, AOL, business security, facebook, IT security, myspace, personal use, social networking, social networks


Oh oh – here we go again.  A Wall Street Journal investigation has found that the social...

June 20, 2010  1:24 PM

Social Networking and the Workplace

Posted by: David Scott
acceptable use policy, bebo, business security, business-technology weave, content management, facebook, friendster, hi5, IT security, myspace, social networking, social networks

  Increasingly I see articles about “young” employees lobbying managers and senior executives about using social networking sites for work-related activity. These sites generally comprise (perhaps compromise?) a mash of party pics, all manner of stream-of-consciousness...

April 6, 2010  12:20 PM

What is Being Done in the Name of Your Domain?

Posted by: David Scott
business security, data security, domain, employee security, employer security, facebook, IT security, linkedin, online identity, twitter


These days a company’s personnel have two or more identities:  There is the usual professional “company”...


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