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Futurum Consultancy & Training


Social Media Security for Business and Employees

We provide awareness training on the risks to business and employees from social media use, social engineering and corporate espionage to help to protect your reputation and valuable assets.


Social media provides a popular means of communication and networking, yet it comes with inherent risks.  Users may be unaware of the digital footprint they create and the way in which the information they post into the public domain can be accessed and exploited by other agencies or people with hostile intent.

Personnel who are identifiable as employees or are connected to an organisation may post information about their work, colleagues, projects they are working on, or other sensitive information that can ultimately result in commercial, economic or reputational damage. The trend of online intimidation, bullying or abuse between staff in organisations is also on the increase.

Using our experienced team drawn from the UK government and security agencies, military, police and the National Crime Agency we have developed a half-day workshop aimed at raising the awareness of your personnel to these risks so that your organisation is better protected.  It is suitable for all personnel and will deliver a good understanding of the cyber world, the digital footprint, and the methodology used to conduct research and analysis across various social media platforms.

High Level Learning Objectives

  • Understand social media and social media platforms
  • Understand the digital footprint
  • Raise awareness of the way information is accessed and exploited
  • Understand the threat from corporate espionage
  • Increase security awareness

Workshop summary

The half-day workshop provides delegates with a good understanding of the risks posed by social media and provides a practical framework for safer social media interaction. The workshop comprises facilitated discussion and practical exercises which include;

  • Current types of social media
  • The digital footprint left by participation in social media
  • How social media is misused
  • How social media is exploited
  • Corporate or industrial espionage
  • Vulnerabilities associated with social media use
  • Security measures designed to reduce risk and harm from social media
  • Legal compliance

Please contact us for a full training prospectus.