Talking social networking threats at Oxford

Graham Cluley

I was fortunate enough to be invited to speak earlier today at the Oxford University ICT Forum (ICTF) Conference about social networking threats.

The conference is being held at a fabulous venue, the Said Business School, which is famous for its modern interpretation of one of Oxford’s legendary dreaming spires. Clad in copper, it’s more of a ziggurat than a spire – but truly magnificent.

Hundreds of staff tasked with the job of securing the systems of Oxford’s many colleges were in attendance, listening to the likes of Chas Tomlin from Team Cymru and Microsoft’s Ed Gibson, talking about emerging malware threats and how lawmakers are responding to a very modern problem.

My job though was to spend an hour or so discussing the dangers that can lurk on social networks like Facebook and Twitter, and how organisations can best defend against them.

That’s a particular challenge for IT administrators who work in the educational sector of course. Some of my audience mentioned that they…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.