David Oates

As Vice President International of Actiance, David Oates advises large enterprises and governments throughout the world how to securely enable new forms of electronic communications. With 25 years of sales and senior management experience in the software industry, David has a comprehensive understanding of the complex challenges of leading and growing organisations in the EMEA and APAC regions.

The hazards of social media and web 2.0 applications can be broadly categorised into four main areas: data leakage, inbound threats such as malware, compliance and user behaviour. To mitigate the risk to the organisation there are several areas where control must be reintroduced....Full Article »
Right from the outset, when the now forgotten Myspace and Bebo ruled, security experts have been condemning social media as a haven for criminals, terrorists and bullies. To a certain degree they are right, but despite this no one can afford to ignore social anymore. What is required is a better understanding of the threats it harbours and the...Full Article »
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