Accession Number : ADA542587


Title :   Embedded with Facebook: DoD Faces Risks from Social Media


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : MARINE CORPS TACTICAL SYSTEMS SUPPORT ACTIVITY CAMP PENDLETON CA


Personal Author(s) : Phillips, Kenneth N ; Pickett, Aaron ; Garfinkel, Simson L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a542587.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 6


Abstract : U.S. service members are increasingly jeopardized by information posted on social network websites. While some of the most damaging information comes from spouses and other non-official sources, other information comes from the use of social media by the DoD because non-public, secure channels for questions and feedback do not exist. Other problems arise from the conflict between the DoD's desire to promote its mission by distributing information to a world-wide audience and the ability of adversaries to misuse that information. We have conducted a study of information posted on Facebook and other social media websites and have determined that it is relatively easy to correlate the DoD official records with online profiles, allowing the targeting of specific warfighters. We summarize several cases in which the public disclosure of information led to mission compromise and suggest ways for improving current policy and practice.


Descriptors :   *SOCIAL COMMUNICATION , *INTERNET , *INFORMATION SECURITY , GLOBAL , POLICIES , RISK , TERRORISM , PROFILES , REPRINTS , TARGETING , ONLINE SYSTEMS , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , MILITARY PERSONNEL , MEDIA


Subject Categories : Information Science
      Computer Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE