Sound familiar? Like the proud parent of the neighborhood bully, we often don’t want to believe that our employees could be doing anything against policy with their corporate PCs. A recent article by Ed Moyle on TechNewsWorld entitled Are Your Employees Perfect? Or Are You Just Not Looking for Trouble? got me thinking about this as it relates to dangerous file sharing applications. Ed points out an often overlooked scenario where IT wants to assume that their employees are not violating any corporate security policies… using dangerous P2P File Sharing software is probably one of the more commonly violated rules b/c most people are so accustom to using these applications in their home life (see article on 46% of people believing that illegal downloading is legal).
Its important that IT keeps a close eye on their employees to ensure that they are not putting the company in harm’s way by using P2P File Sharing software… most of these applications have default settings that openly share FAR more then any user in the know would allow. So put a stop to this and start with Visibility… check to make sure that this software is not installed in your environment. If it is… stop it from running and take measures to modify the end user behavior.
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