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Social media giving you an IT headache?

Created: 22 Apr 2011 • Updated: 19 May 2014 • 3 comments
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Social media giving you an IT headache?

Social media can give IT professionals a headache if the organization is not properly prepared to deal with each of the new government regulations requiring monitoring, logging, retaining and disclosure of their employee's relevant communications.

And, prohibiting access to social media sites in the workplace is no longer an option, largely due to the business benefits of social sites, and the uncontrollable nature of the Internet and mobile devices. Yet, IT is often tasked with helping companies comply with these requirements. 

There are four main areas in which IT professionals can effectively manage the challenges of social media in the workplace and ensure that corporate data is protected and stored to comply with these regulations. 

In understanding these four areas (Protection and Governance, Data Loss Prevention, Corporate Compliance, Electronic Discovery).

Join me at VISION on Tuesday, May 3 at 5 pm as I sit down with industry experts to discuss these four areas, the regulations that impact them, and how IT professionals can help their organizations strategically navigate through these emerging issues to properly prepare for and meet these requirements.

Register for: Panel Discussion: How Is Social Media Influencing Your IT Agenda? (SI B04).

Panel participants include:

Alan Shimel, Managing Partner, CISO Group:  Alan Shimel serves as managing partner and chief executive officer of the CISO group, providing consulting and analysis, and helping organizations deal with compliance issues. Shimel is an often-cited personality in the security community and is a sought-after speaker at industry and government conferences and events. His commentary about the state of security is followed closely by many industry insiders via his blog and podcast, "Ashimmy, After All These Years" His legal background, long experience in the field, and New York street smarts combine to form a unique personality.

Prior to The CISO Group, Alan was the Chief Strategy Officer at StillSecure. Prior to co-founding StillSecure, Alan worked at Cachier, a manufacturer of network acceleration appliances, Interliant, Dell Computer,  Verisign, Microsoft, IBM, Cisco and EMC.

Alan is a graduate of St. Johns University with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Politics, and holds a JD degree from NY Law School

Mike Williams, VP of Sales & Business Development,Socialware:  Mike Willams is VP of Sales and Business Development for social media compliance company Socialware, helping organizations create best practices and policies for their social networking efforts. Socialware’s solutions help organizations to bridge the gap between the enterprise and social networks to transform the way that companies and their employees engage, connect and communicate with clients, partners and one another.

Over the past 14 years, Mike has served in a variety of sales, product marketing, and business development roles at leading technology companies such as Motorola, Trilogy, and Memento. Prior to entering the private sector, Mike worked at the FBI, US Embassy in Athens, and The White House.

Mike holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Finance from Murray State University.

Steve Barone, President & Chief Executive Officer, Creative Breakthroughs, Inc.:  Steve Barone is the founder of Creative Breakthroughs, Inc. (CBI), one of the largest IT compliance and risk management firms in the nation. Steve is recognized for both his technical competencies and business acumen, and is routinely called upon to speak at tech industry and vendor events across the country as a recognized as an expert in matters relating to network security and risk management.

CBI has secured its position in the VAR 500 list of the biggest and best IT solution providers in North America and anticipates placement on Channel Insider’s list of The Fast Growth 100. Today, CBI is a Symantec Consulting Partner, Symantec Platinum Partner, and is one of the Symantec Corporation’s sixteen National Partners.

Steve attended Wayne State University and the University of California Los Angeles.

Yunsun Wee, Global Social Media Strategist & Security Intelligence, Symantec Corp.: Over the past 12 years Yunsun Wee has been overseeing global programs supporting and extending the company’s reputation as a security thought leader and innovator, which catapulted the Symantec and Symantec Security Response brands as the preeminent security thought leader.  As Symantec’s Social Media Strategist, Yunsun sets the policies, processes and training for the company’s social media presence. 

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Look forward to it.

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Kevin_K's picture

If we have another session scheduled and cannot make it will there be any way to view the session online afterwards?

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Yunsun Wee's picture

If this session is recorded we'll make it available online.  As we work out the details, we'll keep you posted.

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