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Web 2.0 For Business Requires Web 2.0-Level Security: Websense

The various elements and components and approaches that comprise Web 2.0 offer large business promise. But they also create large business risk and exposure. Better make sure your security and especially your security policies are up to the challenges.
The various elements and components and approaches that comprise Web 2.0 offer large business promise. But they also create large business risk and exposure. Better make sure your security and especially your security policies are up to the challenges.All the shiny new and not so new features and tools that make up Web 2.0 -- your uploaded content, social nets, Cloud-based apps, wikis, you name it -- are being embraced by business that's outstripping business's implementation of security policies and approaches designed with Web 2.0 in mind.

The deeper levels of communication, community, convenience and connectedness that Web 2.0 promises -- and that many small and midsized business are putting effectively to work -- requires more vigilance and tighter, more clearly defined and enforced security and usage policies, yet most businesses continue to dodge those particular bullets, according to a new survey from Websense.

The problem appears to be composed of equal parts complacency -- belief that existing, traditional security tools are adequate to meet new challenges -- and insufficient understanding of just what Web 2.0 is.

Fully half of the 1300 respondents to the survey failed to identity didn't include Cloud-based apps in their Web 2.0 profiles.

Other findings:

68 percent have no real-time analysis of Web content

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