Crying wolf on Facebook security

Earlier this week I met up briefly with JP Rangaswami, managing director of BT Design.
and a former CIO of Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein.

He was speaking at a Computer Weekly event on social networking. JP made a good point about the likes of Facebook that I’d like to share here.

He said that social networking on a website is no different to a conversation people have by the water cooler, or for that matter, down the pub, or outside when they are having a ciggie break. Now you can’t stop people talking, so why are we so afraid of them using Facebook?


I think security companies grabbing headlines with horror stories of social networking misuse are missing the point.