Collaboration networks, such as Slack, Yammer, and Chatter, create important digital workspaces, where employees can communicate with each other, share ideas, share code, manage projects, and sustain long-lived conversation threads. Slack, which started a platform for development teams, now has 8 million active users, including 3 million in the enterprise –and is being adopted by many other departments including marketing, sales, HR, and partner channels.
Bad actors may establish seemingly authentic accounts while in fact, impersonating executives or employees for potentially malicious purposes.
Malicious Message Content
Any content posted to the channel that has the potential to do harm to the organization (e.g. racist commentary, links to harmful/malicious websites).