Survey: controls to mitigate info security risks from social media in organizations in 2012

This survey shows the controls that were implemented to mitigate risks from social media in organizations in 2012. 45 percent of respondents said that they had limited or no access to social media sites in their business in order to deal with the information security tisks posed.

Which of the following controls have you implemented to mitigate the new or increased risks related to the use of social media?

Percentage of repondents
Limited or no access to social media sites45%
Policy adjustments45%
Security and social media awareness program40%
Monitoring of social media sites32%
New disciplinary process11%
Adjusted incident management processes10%
None20%
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Source

Release date

November 2012

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

May to July 2012

Number of respondents

1,836*

Special properties

CIOs, CISOs, CFOs, CEOs and other information security executives

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview, online survey

Supplementary notes

* Ernst & Young received feedback from nearly 1,836 CIOs, CISOs, CFOs, CEOs and other information security executives from 64 countries and across all industry sectors.

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