How Big of a Risk Is Security to Twitter?

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Oct. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Riskive CEO James Foster discusses Twitter's security risks with Emily Chang on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg West." (Source: Bloomberg)

Factors from twitter.

One of the things that stands out is spam.

How big a risk is security to twitter?

I think it is a significant risk.

The longer and more prominent twitter becomes, the bigger the target they are going to have on their back.

In the past 12 months, you are seeing reuters, "the new york times," cbs, multiple news outlets compromised.

Twitter has leveraged itself beyond just a social network platform.

It has become a communication platform for business.

As such, it is not only a target in it of itself, but the brands -- [no audio] do you see this as a huge challenge to twitter going forward as it gets bigger and becomes even more part of the public discussion?

Absolutely.

This is going to be an ongoing challenge for any major software company period.

Twitter is no different than microsoft was 15 years ago.

Microsoft had significant challenges back in the late 1990s and early 2000 around patch management and vulnerability management.

They started to embrace the security and unity and bring them in and create an ecosystem.

I think you will see more and more of that with twitter, facebook, and linkedin.

Twitter has added a lot of security features of late, including two-step authentication.

What more can twitter do to protect the integrity of the network?

I think they are doing a lot of the right things.

Part of it is reaction.

When you see accounts in the masses getting compromised, you've got to build a new futures.

I think they could do a better job on awareness.

At the end of the day, users are selecting passwords.

Those passwords may or may not be difficult to compromise.

If somebody gets a hold of the username and password, it is really is -- really easy to hack

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