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Expertise:

Why Security Training is Important

Security training is quickly becoming mandatory for an ever-growing range of companies, far surpassing the first wave of IT firms that rolled it out two years ago, like Dell, Intel and IBM. While it began as an added 'bonus' in the arsenal of the marketing spokesperson, now companies ranging from Unisys, PepsiCo, Adidas, HP and Sprint are making computer security and employee training a key element in their recruiting message, stressing the employee benefit of receiving social media literacy training.

One obvious motivation for formalizing a company's social media programs and policies is to avoid a social media disaster.

Employee Monitoring

Employee Monitoring can be used to monitor the safety and productivity of the employees but it also may help businesses financially. From the dishonest unethical employee who steals time and money from the business to the redefining of unprofitable processes in monitoring employee actions, employee monitoring allows for the growth of financial profits from a small investment. The monitoring of employees can help in the protection of employees and it can help as protection in litigation by employees for job related issues such as failing to perform, illegal activities and harassment claims. According to the American Management Association almost half (48%) of the companies surveyed use video monitoring to counter theft, violence and sabotage.

Good Practicing: Trace and Tracking as Security Checks

One of the most important and persistent debates about surveillance involves the tradeoff between personal security and privacy. In previous research about national surveillance tied to terrorism-related investigations, Pew Research Center has found that a majority of Americans support the idea of government surveillance of others, including monitoring of American leaders, but oppose surveillance of Americans themselves.

Consider:

  1. Email monitoring
  2. Location monitoring
  3. Employee privacy and ethical issues
  4. Legal issues
  5. Financial benefits
  6. Security and Training