Web 2.0 apps wiggled into hearts of Security pros

Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, once viewed as high-risk, productivity-sucking applications, seem to have wiggled their way into the hearts of security teams nationwide. 86 percent of organizations responded, they do allow workers to use Web 2.0 applications at work, according to a new survey from the Security Executive Council. "We talk about Web 2.0, but there is also […]

Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, once viewed as high-risk, productivity-sucking applications, seem to have wiggled their way into the hearts of security teams nationwide. 86 percent of organizations responded, they do allow workers to use Web 2.0 applications at work, according to a new survey from the Security Executive Council.

"We talk about Web 2.0, but there is also a concept I call Employee 2.0," said Mark Small, vice president of enterprise sales with Websense, a security software provider based in San Diego."If you go out and try to hire some kids now, they ask: 'Can I have access to Facebook at work?' If you say no, they will go and work for someone else."

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