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Protect against your company’s biggest security threat: your employees

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by Jonathan Kane, Pepper Hamilton LLP

A lost laptop containing the Social Security numbers of more than 50,000 people. A misplaced disk that contains account information for an entire state. Vital trade secrets and product formulas sold to a company’s chief rival.

Potential security threats like these are the stuff of HR directors’ nightmares. Each example has one thing in common: Employees’ actions—whether by mistake, negligence or outright theft—led to the loss of vital information.

Your company’s greatest security threat probably comes not from outside sources but from your own employees.

To protect against such internal threats and loss of information, you need to take specific measures to reduce potential risks. Just checking an employee’s background is not enough. You also need to establish and enforce confidentiality policies and contracts, and ensure that those policies can change with advancing technology. I...(register to read more)

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