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Employee Computer Activity Monitoring Protects Businesses from Insider Threat


If the IT workers hired to monitor computer network activity are the employees most likely to pose an insider threat to network security, how can you protect your business?

According to recent study, 86% of workers committing cybercrimes held “technical positions” and 90% of those workers had system administrator access. In 55% of these cases, company computer equipment was used* Despite the potential for disruption or financial loss caused by attacks on computer systems by disgruntled insiders, most businesses do not have a system for monitoring computer activity to prevent system administrators from deleting or altering crucial files, creating backdoor access, dummy accounts, or sabotaging the computer system.

Computer monitoring software

Businesses can help protect themselves from inside threats by installing computer monitoring software to track activities performed using company equipment or on the company computer network. Traditionally, computer activity monitoring software has been difficult to install and required specialist computer knowledge. Using their expertise in corporate security issues, 3ami have designed their Monitoring & Audit System (MAS) as a comprehensive computer activity monitoring solution for businesses which can be maintained by non-technical staff.
Easy to install and operate so it can be run just as easily by members of the HR department as it can by members of the IT department, MAS tracks all computer activity from home, mobile or office workers and keeps secure system backups and log files that alert and record any attempt at modification, even by the most skillful system administrator. Using MAS, businesses can set alerts to notify the administrator of unusual activity or use of certain words which may indicate a security threat.

3ami Managing Director Tim Ellsmore explains, “Unfortunately, even the best employers cannot guarantee that every employee will always have a positive experience and cannot control how employees may choose to express their dissatisfaction. Having a system of checks and balances so that one person is not solely responsible for both maintaining the integrity of the computer network and monitoring activity can protect a company from disaster.”

Free monitoring software trial available

3ami MAS will track all activity and keep records of changes made to all hardware and software on a secure database. Records can be retrieved instantly and have been used as legal evidence. They offer a free trial of their software to both corporate and public sector clients.

For more information view the 3ami website at or call +44 (0)1257 473190




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