Social media has infiltrated organizations through employees bringing these popular tools from their personal lives into the workplace. Organizations have begun to realize that social media applications can be used for more than just connecting individuals. The purpose of this research-in-progress is to investigate the use of social media by employees in both their personal lives and their roles in the workplace. In this pilot study, the use of social media is examined to determine how it is related to an employee’s perceptions and attitudes towards organizational information security policies. This pilot study was conducted at small, medium or large organizations in France. There were 46 usable responses. The preliminary findings confirm that an employee’s personal use of social media services is related to an employee’s use of social media services at work as well as it shows that there is a lack of awareness of security risks associated with the use of social media.
Fagnot, Isabelle and Paquette, Scott, "Organizational Information Security: The Impact of Employee Attitudes and Social Media Use" (2012). WISP 2012 Proceedings. 5.