Detecting, preventing misuse of the Internet (Legal View)

Work environment, times of change contribute to insider sabotage
By Melany Franklin
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/25/2012

According to Yogi Berra, “The future ain’t what it used to be.” The Internet has transformed our interactions with each other — individually and on a global scale.

Clearly the rewards associated with the use of Internet platforms are great, but so are the risks. For would-be whistleblowers, the Internet is a megaphone. For the disgruntled, it’s a soapbox. For thieves, it’s an opportunity. For hackers, it’s a challenge.

Defensive tactics may seem like the obvious response to prevent cyber-sabotage. However, a holistic approach that combines IT and security-related prevention techniques with other human resources practices has the greatest potential.