Leonard Lee of Thomson Reuters Legal Current interviewed Bob Braun, Co-chair of JMBM's Cybersecurity & Privacy Group for a podcast titled, “Are You Practicing Social Media Hygiene?”
In this brief podcast (18:28 minutes), Bob Braun discusses the risks that both companies and individuals face when posting information on social media.
Braun describes situations in which hackers spoof a company's boss, based on real-time information posted on social media, resulting in unrecoverable monetary losses for the company.
“Posting information about yourself on social media can be used by a hacker to fool you or people you know,” he said.
Braun covers issues that individuals and employees should be aware of when using social media, including email.
“Sophisticated programs are easily available on the dark web. We are dealing with bad actors who are extremely skilled and creative,” he said.
“Habits on social media have to be consistent in business and personal lives.”
Originally published 30 April, 2020
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