Web 2.0's Thrills and Spills
How to stay secure in a brave new environment
by Barbara Morris, Editor, Federal Secure Software Advisory
Today's Web user -- whether a "digital native" born with a silver flash drive in one fist, or a "digital immigrant" having hard-won Web skills -- is probably handy with some aspect of Web 2.0. Since that term was coined in 2004, new uses of Internet technologies continue to introduce unique forms of collaboration and communication.
Nowadays, it seems that everybody is texting, uploading photos to Flickr, wiki-ing, blogging or just watching videos on YouTube. We live in a world of peer-to-peer communications, where workforce collaboration, online classrooms and video conferencing are becoming the norm. And here's the rub: All of these Web 2.0 uses by a multitasking, wired workforce make it harder to track the potential risks to organizations. Read more