Who Poses The Biggest Risk To Your Data Security?

Posted April 4, 2012 by Tim Whitman in Data Breach, Database Security, User Rights with 0 comments

Companies’ IT staffs often hold the keys to the castle. And that’s the problem.

At many companies, the people in the IT department pose the biggest risks to data security. They can access nearly anything on the network, usually with no one looking over their shoulders. What’s more, outside hackers increasingly are targeting IT administrators’ profiles to gain access to a system without being detected.

To combat this threat, more companies are taking extra care to screen their IT staff and make sure there are checks and balances in place once they’re on the job. Some organizations are using monitoring software that tracks the network activity of the staff, quickly flagging anything unusual. Some are even using new technology to look at the language of their IT staff’s emails to determine whether their behavior or mind-set has changed.

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