These days, it seems everybody posts everything they’ve done, are doing, or are planning to do on Facebook, Twitter or some other social networking service. Amazingly, that even includes those who are planning criminal activities or unethical acts. The human desire for recognition and ego gratification, it seems, is often even stronger than the instinct for self preservation.
That can be a good thing, though. You may be able to get ahead of the bad guys and prevent them from doing damage if you know in advance that they’re targeting your organization. The problem: how to ferret out the information amidst the gazillions of bytes of data that go flowing past in all those social media feeds?
This article provides some tips on monitoring social media for security-related references to your organization, using free, readily available tools: