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Take Our Survey: How Do You Use IM?

Created: 14 Oct 2011 • Updated: 14 Oct 2011
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Do you know which of these Instant Messaging (IM) scenarios could put a company at risk and which are harmless? Have you (or someone you know) ever…

  • Sent a file over IM to a coworker who needed it ASAP?
  • Clicked on a link sent in IM by a colleague (i.e. “Hey I thought you might like this…”)?
  • Griped to a coworker about how frustrating the day has been?
  • Chatted with an ex-colleague to obtain a client list?

The rise of IM has undeniable benefits for business, but it poses a serious slew of security risks: Worms, Trojans, hackers and spim (IM spam), to name a few.

Symantec has developed a one-to-two minute survey to gauge how employees IM and how their IM habits might lure or detour cyber attacks. 

So, is IM the potential weak link in an organization’s security defense? We’ll keep you posted on what we find out.

We’d love to hear from you. Take our survey here, and be sure to check back as we’ll be sharing the results:

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