To say “social media is everywhere” these days may be slightly archaic. Of course it’s everywhere. Facebook has 1.336 billion worldwide users; WhatsApp has 600 million; Skype has 300 million. Chances are, you’re reading this article with at least one social media application running or open in a browser right now.

But why, then, aren’t these social media platforms as secure as they could be? A new “Best Practices for Social Media Archiving and Security” survey from Osterman Research, sponsored by Actiance, GWAVA and Smarsh, found that although enterprise and consumer-focused social platforms abound in modern organizations, social media remains a threat for many companies.

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