Monitoring IT Usage of Employees
Employees can compromise an organization's confidential information, deliberately or inadvertently, through their network and Internet usage. Such concerns prompt companies to introduce security monitoring of their employees. However, they have to consider its legal and ethical aspects before deciding to track and monitor employee activities.
In addition to concerns about employees in general, IT administrators have greater access than other employees to various systems, including security log servers, Active Directory management tools, e-mail servers, and storage systems. While they need that privilege to do their jobs effectively, they can also misuse it. For this Discussion, in addition to your assigned reading, conduct some research through the Walden Library and the Internet on monitoring IT usage of employees.
Briefly describe the main ethical and legal issues that organizations face in relation to security monitoring of network and Internet usage of employees. Provide your opinion about whether or not an organization should have different security monitoring policies for employees of different types and roles. Justify your opinion. In addition, explain how auditing and logging management procedures can help monitoring network and Internet usage of employees. Describe the concerns the auditing and logging management procedures would need to address in order to monitor all employees, including those with administrative access.
Monitoring IT Usage of Employees Employees can compromise an organization's confidential information, deliberately or inadvertently, through their...