1. Avoid employment disclosure.
Advise employees to not post any information about their job on social media. Though you can’t stop people from posting their employer on their Facebook page, some employees will happily follow this instruction to keep their business information separate from social media. Explain how it could be used maliciously.
Employees should be educated about how associating the company with their personal account on a slightly questionable social network could backfire and hurt the company -- and cause a ripple effect and hurt the employee.
2. Teach employees to manage their privacy settings.
Staffers' social-media accounts should be set up for their maximum protection. They should not rely on the default settings, which might let their social-media accounts be subject to cyber attacks. Inform employees that the highest privacy settings are not enough to provide complete protection but are far better than the default or lower settings.
3. Implement a workplace social-media policy.
Set up a workplace policy for the company's social media accounts with rules about the following: What can be said? What’s prohibited (slang words, racist remarks)?
4. Don’t ban social media use in the office.
If you ban social media at work, there will always be someone who will ignore this directive and figure out a way to get around the firewall. Once they do something like this, the network will become more vulnerable.
5. Train the IT specialists.
The company's technical staffers are in the trenches, along with managers. They devise and manage the technology for combatting online-security issues at your workplace. The IT and management teams must be kept informed about social-media security risks.
In additional, the internal policy for employees' online use must be continually updated, revised and enforced. What employees do online requires ongoing surveillance. Their use of company equipment to access certain websites could be restricted. To accomplish this, a business must invest in antivirus protection, consulting, software and hardware. Finally make sure computer operating systems are always kept up-to-date.