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Regcast It's hard to imagine the time, five years ago, when social media barely existed. But now it has taken over our lives, what are the consequences for how you run a business?

Your users are sending more messages on Facebook and fewer on Gmail and Hotmail. The average FarmVille player spends 68 minutes every day in office time playing the game. The marketing department thinks social media is an opportunity. For you, it's just as likely to be an epidemic.

If your users don't know how to protect themselves against social media phishing attacks or spam, then you are in all sorts of security strife already. We asked for strife therapy from two security experts: Spencer Parker at Cisco subsidiary ScanSafe and FreeForm Dynamics' Dr Stats Tony Lock. They show how to fix your problems, and how you can educate users to avoid identity theft - and even company data theft.

Save your company by watching our latest Regcast here. It's shorter than the average FarmVille session. ®

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