Feds really smart about security issues using social media

Feds really smart about security issues using social media

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Hey, the Federal CIOs understand the use of social media, how it can help them serve the public better and make their lives easier.

Check out Guidelines for Secure Use of Social Media by Federal Departments and Agencies, v1.0

The decision to embrace social media technology is a risk-based decision, not a technology-based decision. It must be made based on a strong business case, supported at the appropriate level for each department or agency, considering its mission space, threats, technical capabilities, and potential benefits. The goal of the IT organization should not be to say “No” to social media websites and block them completely, but to say “Yes, following security guidance,” with effective and appropriate information assurance security and privacy controls. The decision to authorize access to social media websites is a business decision, and comes from a risk management process made by the management team with inputs from all players

Please note that this applies equally to all organization, it's not a government thing.

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Andrew Hazlett

I wish them luck, but as a former fed, I worry that gov't lawyers, rules, and old equipment will strangle Gov 2.0 in its crib. Hope I'm wrong.
When I was at the NEH, we still had WANG machines handling accounting! And that was at a small, relatively manageable agency. Who knows what horrors lurk deep within the big departments!

LaurelButler23

Don't have a lot of money to buy a car? Worry not, just because it is real to take the home loans to resolve all the problems. Therefore take a small business loan to buy everything you want.

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