Payments are moving away from tangible currency to so-called new economies, where value relies more on reputation than currency. Venues such as Facebook facilitate e-commerce via new economies. But as with any change in the payments scheme, industry experts expect these new economies to be accompanied by new risks.
"You need to understand how you are currently using social media in your organization, and how you intend to use it, before you can define policies around social media," says Erika Del Giudice of Crowe Horwath.
A new social-media-management tool provided by the ICBA aims to help community banks monitor social media communications, streamlining posts and comments that appear about banks on and through a number of channels.
Whether you're preparing for the upcoming HIPAA compliance audits, pondering a move to cloud computing or developing a social media policy, it pays to get privacy and security tips from experts in the field.
A new, free guide on Facebook security, though geared for users, details the practices chief information security officers and other organizational security practitioners should share with their staffs to assure not only safe Internet hygiene when workers access Facebook from work, but for use with other social media...
As social media continues to evolve and new threats continue to emerge, organizations must constantly re-evaluate their policies and conduct risk assessments, says Andrew Kennedy, who heads up social media policy for BITS.
Because social media pose significant risks to patient privacy, healthcare organizations need to develop detailed social media policies. But unfortunately, many organizations have yet to take that action.
"Veterans should have consistent and convenient access to reliable VA information real time using social media, whether on a smartphone or a computer," Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki says.