Disgruntled employees may seek IT revenge

Friday, 27 April 2007, 12:06 AM EST

Security software doesn't do a good job of detecting employees who may have a grudge against their companies. And often, those unhappy individuals are motivated by deep-seated human emotions: jealously, greed or desire for power, said Bob Ayers, an associated fellow at think tank Chatham House's Information Security Program.

Take, for example, the case of a loathed senior executive of a major European bank. In preparation for a new post, his computer was sent to the IT department, where a security officer said it contained child pornography, Ayers said.

At Computerworld.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

More than a third of employees would sell company data

35 percent of employees would sell information on company patents, financial records and customer credit card details if the price was right. This illustrates the growing importance for organizations to deploy data loss prevention strategies.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Fri, Jul 31st
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //