When employees are the enemy - security from the inside

Monday, 4 August 2003, 12:19 AM EST

Background checks for IT recruits are standard, but as some companies discover painfully, potential black hats can still get hired. Threats from within have become all too commonplace, sometimes leaving companies to battle their own employees in order to achieve better security.

Yet, clamping down too fiercely can wreak havoc with employee morale and put extra strain on an already overworked IT staff. Overzealous security efforts also could put too many security barriers within an organization, reducing efficiency and increasing the number of help desk calls.

Luckily, there are ways to lock down an enterprise without locking out employees. With proper hiring practices, better training and careful forethought about security levels, companies can keep their workers honest.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

eBook: Cybersecurity for Dummies

Posted on 16 December 2014.  |  APTs have changed the world of enterprise security and how networks and organizations are attacked. These threats, and the cybercriminals behind them, are experts at remaining hidden from traditional security while exhibiting an intelligence, resiliency, and patience that has never been seen before.


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

Thu, Dec 18th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //