What You Should Do

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

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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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