Week 1 Discussion 1

 pick a company you’ve heard of from the financial news today.  Just go to Yahoo.com finance or google.com and take a look at a company. Even large companies that are in the news have threats from social engineering.  What do you think makes the company you chose particularly vulnerable to social engineering?  Where are the threats?  How do you think the company got to be well-known while balancing the need for participation in the Internet with security measures needed to protect the company’s assets?  In other words, how do you think the company allows freedom of the employees to use the power of the internet to strengthen the company, while still having policies and procedures in place to minimize the threats of hackers?