Clear and Convincing Evidence

Social media is a fast and inexpensive way for companies to disseminate information about its products and services. It also helps businesses connect quickly with their customers by allowing them to give almost instantaneous feedback on any issue. Many times people are more comfortable expressing themselves via Facebook, Twitter or other social media sites since they are communicating daily in their personal lives in an informal way that these mediums facilitate.

This informality, however, makes businesses more susceptible to new areas of cyber risk. Reputational damage is emerging as a significant concern among risk managers as danger lurks in many ways when a company sets up its website, Facebook page or Twitter feed.

We all know that people and companies can be painted with a broad brush, and people tend to remember the negative over the positive, and just one wrong comment can taint a lifetime of hard work to…

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