By Frank Konkel // January 27, 2015
Remember two weeks ago when the Twitter and YouTube accounts of U.S. Central Command were compromised in a very public, embarrassing fashion that had some question the need for certain agencies' social media use?
The news sparked a rapid response from the SocialGov Community – hundreds of digital engagement managers across government – which created a working group to compile best practices and guidance in social media for federal agencies.
Launched today, the Social Media Cyber-Vandalism Toolkit is the result of the working group’s collaboration, and “the new resource is now available as a ‘living document’ for continuous enhancement and expansion to match evolving technologies.”
“We hope experts both within and outside government will continue to improve and expand upon with more training and resources as they develop,” Justin Herman, one of the working group’s members, wrote in a blog post announcing the launch. Herman noted reps from all major social media platforms were invited to participate as well.
If you’re a fed whose job in any way involves dealing with your department’s social media accounts, the toolkit is worth a look. It provides an exhaustive look at the three phases of handling social media security issues ...