This chapter discusses some of the common risks associated with social media. While everyone has information they want to keep secure, the possibility of sensitive data being leaked is a genuine concern. There is also a risk when the information you share is false, as this can affect your credibility. These and other events can result in public embarrassment, costing you your reputation and possibly clients. We’ll also see how risks such as the loss of data or equipment can be mitigated through various tools available on the Internet and a regular process of archiving important data.
Social networking; social media; communications; privacy; security; archiving; retention; theft; misrepresentation