We’ve talked not once but quite a few times about the important role that social media plays in the future of your business. We all know how essential it is to be present on as many social media platforms as possible, to keep track of your stats and keep connected with your target audience. We all know how great of a boost a marketing campaign on a social media is and how many people you can reach out to.
However, what we haven’t tackled so far is the possibility for social media to be not only your number one asset but also your number one threat. How and why? Let’s check it out in today’s article!
First of all, make sure your brand has a name within the world of the online. What I mean by this is that you don’t want to just log into Facebook one day and start to create an account for your company and notice that the brand name is already taken. That would be a pity. Maybe right now you don’t have the amount of time required to take care of dozens of social media accounts, however, make sure that you leave that door open.
However, at this point you might want to pay attention to the accounts that you don’t use so often. Hackers pay attention to unused account since they are an easy target. And once they lay hands on your account they can use it for basically anything, from sending false information to virus-infected links that can cause problems amongst your followers.
Pay attention to your employees.
Studies show that in at least 77% of the cases when a sensitive information got breached a careless employee lied behind the whole matter. Or make sure that your employees are well-informed and educated in matters of cybersecurity threats.
Pay attention to phishing attacks and scams.
False reports can be about basically anything, something scandalous that can get you hit hat click button right away. Also, it can be about links that lead you to pages that tell you your computer has been locked and offer a number to call for support. But behind all these lie scammers waiting for you to give away credit card numbers.
You also need to keep an eye open for imposturous accounts.
These accounts have as main aim the targeting of your customers while also causing harm to your brand’s name and reputation. They can try to get your customers into handing over credentials for the corporate account. It can also happen that hackers have access to certain (hacked) information, such as a fake profile that helps them connect with your employees. It only takes the share of one file for the hacker to have full access to the victim’s computer.
More focus on your mobile phone.
The easiest way for hackers to get access to your info is via your mobile device. Just imagine that your phone gest stolen and the thief is literally one click away from finding out all your data from social networks. You could try using a password for your mobile device.
What can you do about all these threats that social media usage causes both to your company and to your employees? You can check it all out in our next article, Best tips to avoid social media threats – for your business!