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When Employees Are the Enemy – Security from the Inside

Beyond the network level, firewalls also can be erected at the application and desktop levels to give employees only the access they need, Check Point project marketing manager Sweta Duseja told the E-Commerce Times. 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. Full Story

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