LinkedIn is a social networking site for professionals. It is for the adult professional seeking to network with similarly situated adults, all of whom are building professional networks and developing business associations.
Configuring LinkedIn for maximum safety is challenging. Users must decide how to balance privacy, security and safety against the value of building a successful business network. For detailed information on how to properly and securely configure LinkedIn settings, check out the following document: Cybercrime Prevention Flyer: Configuring LinkedIn for a More Secure Professional Networking Experience.
Note: Most of these recommendations will not apply if you are using the account as a representative of an organization.