(PDF) On Privacy and Security in Social Media

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Information SecuritySecurity and Privacy Issues with Social MediaPage |1
Information SecurityExecutive SummaryThis report is concerned with the topic of security and privacy issues of social media. There is nodoubt to say that social media has become an important part of most of the people worldwide.Not only for personal usage but also for business purposes social media is highly preferred to useto promote business worldwide. Social media has several benefits that enhance its usage amongIT users. But on other side, some issues regarding security and privacy of users’ data is alsofound. In my opinion, there is no doubt that if social media is boon for contemporary world thendue to lack of security it becomes curse for some normal users. The purpose of making thisreport is to emphasize on security and privacy issues of social media in detail. Moreover, I willemphasize on essential challenges of social media such as maintaining brand reputation,resolution of issues etc. Through this report, I would also like to discuss about relevanttechnologies that can be used to maintain security of social media and some of thosetechnologies are use of security tools such as anti-virus, use of strong passwords by users,security of web server and others. Furthermore, people have some doubts regarding social mediaplatform, so through this report, I will clarify those vague areas. With the help of this report, itbecomes easier to know how high level security and privacy of social media can be maintainedboth at developer and user end.Page |2
Information SecurityTable of ContentsIntroduction......................................................................................................................................3Discussion........................................................................................................................................3Challenges of Security and Privacy Issues with Social Media....................................................3Problems regarding Security and Privacy Issues of Social Media..............................................4Relevant Technologies.................................................................................................................4Applications of the Technologies.................................................................................................5Clarification of Vague Areas.......................................................................................................5Research Questions......................................................................................................................6Discuss Issues in the Forum.........................................................................................................6Essential Issue not discussed in Forum.......................................................................................6Impact of above discussed issues and their Applications on Real World....................................7Important Lesson learn from Discussion.....................................................................................7Conclusion.......................................................................................................................................8References........................................................................................................................................9Page |3
Information SecurityIntroductionSocial media is a collective set of online communication channels that are used forcommunication and content sharing among people worldwide. It is considered the cheapest andmost reliable way to communicate with people worldwide. Nowadays, in business organizationsand among common users, social media is highly preferred to use for communication purposes.Whether there are some benefits of social media but some challenges and problems are alsoattached with this technology. Those challenges are mostly related to security and privacy issuesof sensitive information of users. Now, in upcoming paragraphs of this report, I would like todiscuss some essential issues of social media and other essential concepts related to this.DiscussionHere are some essential challenges of security and privacy associated with social media.Challenges of Security and Privacy Issues with Social MediaThere are several issues regarding security and privacy in social media have encountered by itsusers. In this case, the main challenge is to select best strategy that can control security andprivacy related issues across the world. It is very hard to figure out an appropriate strategy to getrid of this problem (Searchsecurity.techtarget.com, 2017).The next essential challenge is to maintain reputation of companies that are providing socialmedia services and applications to its customers. If they will not satisfied customers then it willlet their image down and it will also effect revenue of their business (eClincher, 2017).The awareness about latest tools and techniques that can help to maintain security while usingsocial networking sites is also necessary to spread among users. This is because, most of thepeople are not careful about these tools and they have to face problems.Page |4
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