In the recent months I had the opportunity to conduct an interesting study on the use of Social Media in the Military Sector, large diffusion of media platforms makes them very attractive for governments and intelligence agencies. Social media platforms reveals enormous potentiality that could be exploited also in critical sectors such as military and defense.
MI5 is working to counter "astonishing" levels of cyber-attacks on UK industry, the organisation's chief has said.
In his first public speech for two years, Jonathan Evans warned internet "vulnerabilities" were being exploited by criminals as well as states.
The attacks were a threat to the integrity of information, he added.
Mr Evans also warned the London 2012 Olympics was an "attractive target" for terrorist groups, but said security preparations were well under way.
Social Networks represent a rich mine of information of great interest for researchers, cybercriminals and government agencies. Analyzing the networks is possible to track detailed profile of any users, his relationships and his habits, the possibility to exercise the control of social networks is an actual form of power, the power of knowledge.