2001, the CEO of eFront, a Web-site affiliation service, found that
hundreds of his instant messaging (IM) conversations had been stolen
and posted online. The logs included details and sensitive commentary
on business partnersand that was just for starters.
In light of that incident, and similar threats today, many companies
weigh whether IM is a corporate productivity tool or a security
Read 'Seven IM Best Practices For Security Managers' in Enterprise Systems.
discuss best practices for securing IM, plus the evolution of IM
attacks, Mathew Schwartz of Security Strategies spoke with Eric Chien,
the chief researcher for Symantec Security Response. [Smart Mobs]