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How to Monitor the Activities of Logged-on Users

January 18th, 2021

When running a business, you want to make sure every dollar counts. The last thing you want is to find that your employees are slacking off at work, visiting Facebook, or calling their family on company time and, more importantly, on your dollar. 

Keeping track of employee productivity is no easy feat, especially without any sort of monitoring solution. Additionally, if you or management does not keep an eye on all its users, then your business could fall victim to a data breach or insider threat

One of the best ways to stay on top of company activity is through activity monitoring. Activity monitoring occurs when the user activity monitoring solution logs user activity on tracked computers. This sophisticated software can track when users navigate to network areas that they should not be accessing, or if they decide to download more data than is normal.

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Monitor Computer Activity

January 4th, 2021

As a business owner, you need to ensure quality control over your company’s daily operations. Your business likely owns or uses sensitive information, so you need to protect that information from falling into malicious hands. You also know that time is money, and any employee slacking off can waste your company’s valuable time, money, and productivity. 

If you have a business with any number of employees, you need to keep track of what’s going on. Through company-wide surveillance, you can ensure that 1) your employees are doing what they say they are doing, and 2) your employees aren’t leaving data vulnerable to insider threats or malicious outsider threats

Monitoring computer activity is the only way to know what your employees are doing during work hours. See how you can keep tabs on your employees with computer monitoring software

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What is User Activity Monitoring (UAM)

December 28th, 2020

If you run a company, you know how difficult it can be to manage your employees. Some employees think that they can skimp on work, procrastinate on projects, and still get paid.

Staying on top of the inner workings of your business is critical to its success. You would not let employees slack off if you were sitting right next to them. Employee monitoring software allows you to have a similar oversight level, even in large companies or when working with remote employees.

Additionally, any business can be susceptible to a malicious attack. Whether it is through negligent employees or weak firewalls, you need to have another set of eyes on all your digital assets.

Running a business is hard work. But you should not feel like you have to be in more places than one to get a handle on some of its fundamental workings. User activity monitoring (UAM) can help a business stay on top of unruly employees and keep assets safe.

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The Truth Behind 5 Employee Monitoring Myths

December 21st, 2020

Workplace and employee monitoring are extremely common. However, many people believe that employee monitoring is illegal. This belief is understandable when you consider that there are a number of workplace privacy laws in place to restrict the invasiveness of employee monitoring. 

Employee monitoring, such as employee surveillance in the workplace and the use of employee monitoring software, is completely legal, but privacy laws will vary by jurisdiction. When you think of employee monitoring, know that it comes with its restrictions and that not all the myths that you’ve heard about it are true. 

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Cybersecurity Threats of 2021

December 8th, 2020

While medical experts have long been predicting another pandemic, COVID-19 still came as quite a surprise. Few could have anticipated the nearly immediate global impact and company-wide and industry-wide lockdowns that followed. Overnight, projects and initiatives were put on hold as employees and IT teams focused on redirecting all workflows through remote access, while also ensuring that security remained a top priority. 

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Is My Remote Workforce Secure?

November 30th, 2020

Any business managing a remote workforce could fall victim to a cyberattack either from external malicious attackers or from insider threats. Your remote workforce needs to be secure enough to protect your company assets even when a remote team is navigating in and out of company files on their own personal networks. 

From unprotected personal networks to lax security on a personal device, your remote workforce could be at risk and you would have no way of knowing. 

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Computer Spyware vs Employee Monitoring

November 23rd, 2020

Monitoring employees in the workforce is necessary for your business’ survival. As your company grows, so too will the level of access to sensitive information, unknown people, and moving parts. You want to have employee monitoring in place early so that it can scale as your business grows. 

Employee monitoring might consist of monitoring at a physical location or using employee monitoring software. Depending on its uses, employee monitoring software in particular may seem too invasive and a form of computer spyware. 

Employee monitoring software and computer spyware are extremely different. And, in fact, employee monitoring may be able to help a company track and stop computer spyware before it’s too late. 

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Lock Windows workstations after inactivity timeout

November 19th, 2020

This article describes how to automatically lock workstations in Windows by implementing workstation locking policy. This will improve security by locking unattended workstations, when users walk away and leave sensitive information on their screen.

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