Survey: Web 2.0 raises security concerns

08/2/2010 | InformationWeek

Web 2.0 tools such as social networking and chat applications weaken businesses' security, according to more than 80% of security professionals surveyed by the Ponemon Institute on behalf of Check Point Software Technologies. "[S]ecurity can be seen as an afterthought for corporate users of Web 2.0 applications; the growing number and sophistication of security threats, coupled with the proliferation of online and easily downloadable tools, is exacerbating the challenges of protecting sensitive information," Larry Ponemon said.

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