Social Network Risk Management Tips
The following tips are used with permission from The Guidry Group, a leading provider of security and risk management services. These tips are geared toward high profile individuals and families who face increased risk due to their wealth and status. 
  1. Although they can be fun and useful, social networks such as Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter can be very dangerous tools.
  2. Everyone and their children can be tracked by what is placed on Facebook or tweeted.
  3. Be aware of what pictures and personal information you place on Facebook or other social sites.
  4. Realize that tweeting is open source information and can be seen by everyone. If you are using Twitter as a social network to friends and family, then you should use an alias to protect yourself from malicious viewers.
  5. Don’t “check in” on social media sites while you are out. You are advertising you are not at home.
  6. Persons tweeting personal information, location, or daily activities can allow “bad guys” to know your plans or where you are located. Advertising your whereabouts throughout the day is an easy way to get followed, stalked, or kidnapped.
  7. Posting pictures of your trip on social network sites notifies everyone of where you are. Your whereabouts can be immediately determined by the tracking information collected when you take the photo.
  8. Beware of any unknown contacts tweeting you back saying that they are in the area and would love to meet.

This publication provides general information and/or recommendations that may apply to many different situations or operations. Any recommendations described in this publication are not intended to be specific to your unique situation or operation and are not intended to address all possible hazardous conditions or unsafe acts that may exist. Consult with your staff and specialists to determine how and whether the information in this publication might guide you in specific plans for your situation or operations. Additionally, this article does not substitute for legal advice, which should come from your own counsel.