Ponemon Institute
Research Report

Global Survey on Social Media Risks Survey of IT & IT Security Practitioners

Ponemon report overview This report, by Ponemon Institute, summarizes the survey results from a study that included 4,640 IT and IT security practitioners in the United States and 11 additional countries. The report points out a dangerous gap in corporate social media security.

  • 63% of over 4,000 respondents agreed that social media represents a serious business risk, yet only 29% report having adequate controls to manage the risk
  • 73% of respondents identified secure web gateways as an important way to reduce social media threats. Websense® TRITON™ solutions include secure web gateways in selected products.

Significance of the Ponemon report The Ponemon Institute conducts independent research and education to advance responsible information and privacy security in businesses and governments.

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