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That online job candidate may be carrying a virus

Stacy Collett | Jan. 26, 2017
Your employees may be job searching at work, too. How to keep corporate systems safe.

Private vs. corporate email address

Employees often use personal email accounts to access job-hunting sites like LinkedIn at the office, or list their private email in their contact information, which provides an entry point for social engineering schemes.

“There’s mixed opinion here, but we hear more companies say that using your corporate email address vs. private email address tied to your social media profile may be a better security best practice,” Kruk says. “Your corporate email should be less vulnerable to attack if you have strong security controls around it, compared to your private email on Yahoo, Gmail or Hotmail.”

HR departments often use third-party recruiters to help with hiring, who also use their own social media accounts, he says. In those cases, many companies issue temporary corporate email addresses to those employees so they can provision and de-provision users relatively quickly, he adds.

 

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