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This paper discusses network security and the threat posed by a company's internal employees to network security. The paper explains that while it is recognized that external threats such as hackers, worms, viruses and various email attack strategies pose a significant and often expenses security risk, protecting against these risks is a known quantity. On the other hand, the paper relates that protecting against employee network security risks is more problematic and often requires human resource initiatives in tandem with network security applications and protocols.
From the Paper:"There are essentially two separate schools of thought regarding the character of network security vis-a-vis the threat to security posed by employees. On the one hand there is the opinion that employees pose the greatest threat to network security due to their network access and often unrestrained Internet use. Conversely, there is the school of thought that, while admitting that employees pose a considerable security risk, believe that external threats such as hackers and viruses pose a far greater risk. The industry consensus seems to be that both issues need to be addressed but that employee security risks is perhaps the most difficult to prevent since 84% of security violations across a network occur when employees, either intentionally or inadvertently, send proprietary data outside of a company's network."
Cite this Analytical Essay:
Network Security Threats (2006, December 01) Retrieved December 14, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/network-security-threats-88367/
"Network Security Threats" 01 December 2006. Web. 14 December. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/network-security-threats-88367/>