03. November 2009 · Comments Off on The new insider threat – lifestyle hackers · Categories: IT Security 2.0 · Tags: , ,

CSO Online published an article yesterday called Lifestyle Hackers. It simply points out that younger employees who are very active with Web 2.0 applications like Facebook and peer-to-peer, like to use these applications while at work in the name of productivity enhancement.

The use of these Web 2.0 applications by insiders increases the risk of security breaches. In most cases, these breaches are not malicious, rather inadvertent, but nevertheless damaging. 

It's a well written article but not news. I have written about the increased IT Security risk due to Web 2.0 applications several times:

Social Networking's Promise and Peril

Block Facebook?

Empirical evidence show that the top cyber security risks are related to Web 2.0

How to leverage Facebook and minimize risk 

Two more high profile Web 2.0 exploits – NY Times, RBS Worldpay

If Web 2.0, then IT Security 2.0