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Web 2.0 Sites Increase Security Risks

Employees who access Web 2.0 sites from corporate computers increase the probability of corporate malware attacks and inadvertent data leakage

ATLANTA –- The growing popularity of so-called Web 2.0 sites is proportionally increasing the risk of malware attacks and data leakage for companies that allow employees to access social networking sites through corporate computers.

“Web 2.0 sites are vital to those we’re calling “Employee 2.0”—the next generation of employees entering the workforce that expect the technology they grew up with and routinely use to be part of their working environment,” said Steve Sheinbaum, VP of Americas for Marshal. “While managers and senior employees might not think of text chat as a vital part of their lives, young employees probably can’t live without it, which means that companies are now facing decisions about their corporate culture and security with Employee 2.0 in mind.”

Marshal Inc.

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