Tackling the enemy within

Wednesday, 30 March 2005, 4:43 PM EST

Recent surveys looking for the number one reason behind IT security breaches point an accusing finger at staff abuse of workplace IT systems, one of the more recent and memorable examples being civil servants using the web to access offensive or inappropriate material.

Such stories project a less-than-responsible view of staff when it comes to using IT at work. Whether intentional or otherwise, from an abuse of trust or an abuse of understanding, the misuse of a network by a workforce dangerously undermines its integrity.

By Craig Pollard at vnunet.

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