How do you stop the threat from within?

Tuesday, 23 December 2003, 5:15 AM EST

The biggest threat to security is not from outside, it is from the company employee. Julie Jervis from SC Magazine asked security experts throughout the U.S. how they are educating these end-users.

Just ten years ago, security professionals had almost total control over what end-users ran on their computers. Today, the IT landscape looks very different and leading analysts and security experts are warning companies that, no matter what perimeter defenses and technologies they might implement, the biggest threat lies within the company - the system users, the human beings.

Paul Robertson, director of risk assessment at TruSecure, a provider of intelligent risk-management products and services, says companies that come to him for advice on security policies are either “those that don’t have anything at all, or just the basics,” or “those that have a lot of policies, but no tidy implementation.”

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