Security software turns its attention to the dangers within

Tuesday, 23 November 2004, 8:17 AM EST

Hackers and virus writers hog the headlines but security surveys repeatedly show that the greatest risk to an organisation comes from its own staff.

This, together with the increasing pressure of compliance with legislation and the need for clear audit trails has seen the arrival of new interest in technology to monitor and evaluate staff behaviour. Such systems can help in the early detection of fraud, protect an organisation's network and data from attack and boost worker productivity and efficiency.

By Arif Mohamed at MicroScope.

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