5 Top Tips for Safer Social Networking

Majority of our social networking tips and ‘How to’ articles are aimed at organizations managing and reporting on network traffic to improve online safety at work. This time around I thought I share some tips focusing on how individuals can ensure they’re being smart and safe when engaging in social networking activities. Hopefully these tips …

Top 10 Stupid Things you can do at work to get yourself fired!

Browse for awesome porn! Find awesome porn and then attach it to a group email, sent to everyone who works with you in accounting… Overrun your lunch hour by 4 hours because poker_champ03 is beating you at 5 card stud… Write an email to your lover describing in intimate details what you would like to …

More Students Bypassing Schools’ Internet Security

International Business Times (IBT) recently reported that “Many young people are turning to proxy servers to get round their school’s internet security systems to access banned websites, including social networks and gaming sites.”

Another Reason Organizations Should Avoid Excessive Internet Blocking

Google Alerts have become an invaluable tool to keep track of WebSpy’s online presence and mentions. I’m also alerted on keywords related to other players in the Internet Security Industry. The last couple of weeks I have noticed quite a steep increase in alerts on a well-known internet blocking and filtering vendor. Majority of these …

How should Employees use Social Media?

WebProNews is an online news site covering the latest developments in search engines, SEO, social media marketing and online advertising and I have been subscribing to them for many odd years. Recently they have been posting interviews, surveys and comments in relation to the use of social media. New research from Robert Half Technology indicates …

Notes on E-Security Development

Today, I had the pleasure of attending Western Australian Internet Association’s first (out of four) breakfast events. The main topic on the agenda was E-Security and a panel of expert, representing commercial, government and educational bodies, were there to shed a light on the latest developments.

Social Media – The Biggest Shift Since the Industrial Revolution?

I just came across something I wanted to share. Socialnomics.com recently posted a very powerful video, “Social Media Revolution”, highlighting figures from Erik Qualman’s book on how social media transform the way we live and do business. Being a part of industry, it comes as no surprise that the popularity of social media is rapidly …

How to Benefit from Monitoring Good Web Activity

When talking about monitoring and reporting organizational Internet usage it is often automatically assumed that bad behaviour, security concerns and acute issues are the focus of attention. You want to find out exactly why your bandwidth costs have increased enormously, who is taking advantage of your online resources, what activity can pose a security threat …

U.S Army End Ban on Social Media Sites

After blogging about an increase in Australian employers blocking social network access it is refreshing to see a more positive trend. Certain U.S. Army bases, that formerly blocked access to Web 2.0 sites, now permit users to surf to sites such as Facebook and Flickr. The Army has ordered its network managers to give soldiers …