Defending Against Premeditated Internal Attacks

Identifying staff actions as criminal is beset with difficulties.

Access to confidential data may be legitimised in employees' job descriptions. The act of copying sensitive data may not necessarily leave a 'footprint' on the system, and such copies can then be exported from your organisation by e-mail or by removable media without leaving a trace. The effects of outright malicious data destruction are obvious, but the computer entry process of so doing may have seemed routine. Refer also to Legal Safeguards against Computer Misuse.

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  • A member of staff may target confidential information, or deface the organisation's web site, which could result in both financial loss and embarrassment (and possibly legal proceedings).

There are multiple Key Actions providing safeguards against this Information Security Issue. These are available in the registered version of RUSecure™.

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