How To Manage The Threat That Comes With Your Employees

Karina Keith

Manage threats coming from the inside There are many different types of risk. Human resources being one of them. Thriving on the strength of employee talent …

Manage threats coming from the inside

How to manage employee riskThere are many different types of risk. Human resources being one of them. Thriving on the strength of employee talent is critical to business success, but it’s also critical to examine employee-related risk. Below, we’ll look at the continual employee screening, how corporate culture can help, and the ‘out of our control’ unintentional risk.

Risk Management: New Strategies for Employee Screening

In this article presented by the Information Security Media Group, they recommend employee screening be an ongoing practice, not just pre-hiring. There is a webinar if you would like to dig further and some interesting concepts are highlighted within the post.

Read more at Information Security Media Group.

How your employees put your organization at risk

Sarah K. White explores how the employee can quickly and unintentionally put your company at risk. According to a Blue Coat study, employees are sometimes unknowingly accessing inappropriate content at work, and it’s quickly becoming a significant security threat. It seems employees are accessing ‘adult content, but social media is also posing a new threat to businesses.’ Adult content poses a threat as these sites are in the business of putting malware onto computers. Social media is also a significant concern for company risk. The survey by ‘Blue Coat found that 41 percent of U.S. employees access personal social media accounts at work, which is problematic because malware can easily disguise itself in shortened links.’

Read more at CIO.

Avoid The Headlines, Focus On Corporate Culture 

Nick Hayes highlights some situations where employees got their company is some hot water, and the best way to avoid such situations. Nick argues corporate culture is the answer, and recommends that ‘your strategy includes a focus on building the right corporate culture, one that’s based on sound compliance and risk management principles.’ Nick explains that employees have to know how to act, even when know one is watching. The true test of one’s character that ensure’s your on your best behaviour.

Read  more at Forrester Research.


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Karina Keith is a consultant with CornerStone Dynamics Inc. 'Katching up with Karina' blogs focus on the top web finds for the month. Aligning project goals along with truly understanding what motivates people to get their jobs done is what Karina does best.

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