Social networking has emerged as the most prominent cultural phenomena this century. Major multinational organizations place robust emphasis on gaining insights about the behavior and specific interests of users. Social media marketing is rapidly gaining popularity primarily due to rising number of active users. Present-day various businesses use social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter to provide demos and to showcase and drive their brands/products, and to expand their client base.
Increasing number of smartphone users is a key factor driving growth of the global social networking market. In addition, global social networking helps in directing search keywords towards websites of companies and to enhance brand visibility. Also, social networking helps to enhance web traffic on any company website which in turn help to generate more revenue or to expand the business reach. These are other factors expected to fuel growth to the global social networking market over the forecast period. Furthermore, technological developments in smartphones, and development of social media apps designed for smart phones are another key factors anticipated to boost growth of the global social networking market.
However, security issue is a key factor restraining growth of the global social networking market as targeted phishing attacks, spam and malware attacks. Also, other issues such as fake accounts, celebrity name misuse are other factors expected to hamper growth of the global social networking market over the forecast period.
The global social networking market report has been segmented on the basis of device, and region. On the basis of region, the global social networking market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa.
Email fraud is nothing new, but online criminals have become ever more-effective at spoofing their identities to trick employees into sending them money. The Australian Centre for Cyber Security (ACSC) recorded losses of over $20M to business email compromise (BEC) attacks last year alone, up 230 percent over the previous year – and the full amount is certain to be much larger.
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No matter how robust your security, or how diligent your employees, network credentials are a free pass for cybercriminals. This is mostly because employees are relied upon for their own password management. And with more than 4.8 billion sets of stolen credentials said to be available online, odds are that at least a few of your employees’ user IDs and passwords are just waiting to be used by unscrupulous outsiders. Are you ready to stop them?
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Cyber resilience will be particularly important as Australian organisations face increased pressure to quickly detect, respond to, and manage the repercussions of breaches in the wake of 2018’s Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme.