What You Should Do

By Larry Dignan  |  Posted 2003-03-01 Print this article Print

Disgruntled insiders have always been the biggest threat to your network. But now geopolitical tensions raise the ante on checking backgrounds of those you think you can trust.

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What You Should Do Checking Backgrounds

  • Be consistent

    Conduct thorough background checks on part-time, full-time and contract workers.

  • Don't go it alone

    Use legal and human resource departments to find available records, from all sources. Implement checks.

  • Follow traffic signs

    Monitor your network for unusual activity and server requests.

  • Look inside
    Most security is focused on attacks from the outside.

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    Larry formerly served as the East Coast news editor and Finance Editor at CNET News.com. Prior to that, he was editor of Ziff Davis Inter@ctive Investor, which was, according to Barron's, a Top-10 financial site in the late 1990s. Larry has covered the technology and financial services industry since 1995, publishing articles in WallStreetWeek.com, Inter@ctive Week, The New York Times, and Financial Planning magazine. He's a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism.

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