The Financial Times reports on the growth of surveillance tools being used by many companies in the US. With more people working from home, and the risk of job cuts hanging over them, disgruntled employees are thought to account for as much as a third of data breaches. Many companies rank the ‘insider threat’ higher than either the risk from cyber criminals or nation state activity, the paper says. The monitoring technologies aim to alert employers of anomalous activity through the behavioural analysis of data such as keystroke logging and natural language processing. Similar tools have long been deployed to monitor the risk from external threats, but many employers are concerned about the privacy and trust implications of using them on their own staff. Read more.
Companies wary of security threat from their employees: Increased risks from home working leads to greater deployment of analytics tools
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