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Small Business owners (like us!) need to be careful using Social Media

Posted by Bill Sluben on September 17, 2010

The statistics from a recent study from Panda Security are frightening:

A survey from cloud security specialist Panda Security of 315 small to medium-size businesses with up to 1,000 employees revealed 33 percent of these companies had experienced a malware or virus infection from social networks, with 23 percent citing employee privacy violations resulting in the loss of sensitive data. In addition, 35 percent of survey respondents that were infected by malware from social networking sites suffered a financial loss, with more than a third of those companies reporting losses in excess of $5,000.

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