Cyber Security for Social Networking Sites: Issues, Challenges and Solutions

Rituparna Das
2017 International Journal for Research in Applied Science and Engineering Technology  
In today's socio-economic environment one of the fastest growing areas of technical infrastructure development is the Internet. The increasing cyber-attacks over the past decade are posing a serious threat to the digital world. The paper focuses on the issues of cyber security for Social Networking Sites (SNS) since social media adoption among individuals and businesses is skyrocketing. Social Networking Sites have many areas of applications like digital marketing, social e-commerce and
more » ... ommerce and branding. The fact that the maximum number of users are not aware of risks and their lack of knowledge leads to further increase in cyber-crimes is a major challenge. All these issues would form a part of the paper. The security concerns and challenges on SNS like identity misuse, malware, phishing attacks and third party application threats have also been discussed separately. While highlighting the government initiatives to curb this serious issue, the paper also suggests some appropriate solutions which can be adopted by the individual users as well as the government in the collaboration with private sector for a cyber-safe digital world.
doi:10.22214/ijraset.2017.4153 fatcat:cx5lwlp3zbf6pibsxva3cialam