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Temp staff pose biggest security risk

The weakest link in a company’s security chain is the worker on a short term contract, according to security experts. Companies that employ high numbers of temporary staff are increasing their exposure to serious security attacks. Corporate compliance specialist PolicyMatter believes staff on short-term contracts represent the biggest danger to a company because they are often not made aware of security policies before being set loose on sensitive systems. This means they may unwittingly breach email or Internet use guidelines and expose their employer to virus attacks or other security breaches. A spokesman for PolicyMatter said in a statement: “With the majority of firms deploying policy through an employee handbook, or ad hoc hard copies, it’s a good bet that most temporary workers are never made aware of the company’s policies on Internet and email use. Temps, who are often hired as a short-term emergency measure, are frequently let loose on sensitive applications with no prior instruction.” Full Story

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