How to Secure Your Facebook Business Page

17 Feb

Facebook SecurityDo you manage a Facebook Page for your business or organization? If so, you’re probably aware that many of the same security issues that plague personal profiles also apply to Pages. But what you may not know is that there are several additional security issues that you should be thinking about when managing a Facebook Page.

The top areas you should be thinking about include: Securing your Page, locking down your admin accounts, and securely managing apps, comments, posts, and abuse.

In this article, I’ll discuss each of these areas and give you some tips on keeping your company’s Facebook presence as secure as possible.

Configure Your Page for Maximum Security

To review and manage your Page settings, you must first log in with your personal Facebook account. Once you’re logged in, click the arrow in the upper right corner and select your page. Now you’ll be using Facebook as your Page (rather than as yourself), and you’ll be able to review and update your page settings and permissions, admin accounts, and featured settings. You can also access these settings by clicking the Edit Page button in the upper right when viewing your Facebook Page. You’ll want to periodically review these settings, as Facebook often makes changes and additions in these areas.

On the Your Settings page, it’s a good idea to enable the setting  labeled Always comment and post on your page as [Your Page Name], even when using Facebook as [Your Personal Name]. Doing so will help hide your personal Facebook account from your Page’s visitors, which is a good idea in case your personal account gets hacked. On this page you’ll also likely want to enable the email notifications so you can regularly keep tabs on postings and comments left by the public. If you have other people set up as Page admins, keep in mind these settings are unique to each admin. It’s a good practice to make sure all admins are following a consistent policy with regard to these settings.

On the Manage Permissions page, pay close attention to the Posting Ability, Moderation Blocklist, and Profanity Blocklist settings.

On the Manage Admins page, make sure you keep the list of admins up-to-date and remove anyone who no longer needs access.

On the Featured page, it’s a good idea to stay away from designating any of your admins as Featured Page Owners, because the act of exposing your admins’ personal accounts could make your Page more vulnerable to hacking. Furthermore, your admins might inadvertently post content on their personal profiles that would not be appropriate for your Page visitors.

Source: eSecurity Planet

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