While 81 percent of SMBs say they have a policy on the use of social networks in place, many also say they have made changes in those policies as a result of an employee's misuse of these sites. Forty-two percent have implemented an Internet use policy as a result of an employee's inappropriate use of social networking site.
Four in 10 of those polled (39 percent) have a policy that prohibits employees from visiting Facebook. Thirty percent block access to Twitter, and 27 percent block video-sharing sites like YouTube.
Two in 10 SMBs (21 percent) allow employees to visit social networking sites only during specific times, such as during lunch break or after work hours.
More than half of those polled (53 percent) say they are "very" or "extremely" concerned about malware infections via social networks. Two out of five (42 percent) are very or extremely concerned about data leakage through social networking sites.
More than one in 10 (12 percent) say sensitive company information has been released via their employee's use of social networking sites this year.
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