Although it is essential for an organisation to maintain network security, it is also imperative to ensure that employees are not a companyâs weakest link â a high percentage of attacks emanate from within the affected organisation.
The latest techniques to minimise the risk of computer-based fraud and abuse are top of the agenda at Vogon Internationalâs forthcoming seminar "The Enemy Within" at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire on June 9th.
This seminar will help organisations to identify the steps to follow when gathering and presenting computer evidence should such an event occur. The day will be of particular interest to professionals responsible for ensuring secure and proper use of computer systems, as well as those involved in investigating white-collar crime. Vogonâs own practitioners will identify appropriate steps to follow when detecting, gathering and presenting evidence and the dayâs programme will include presentations from Vogonâs investigators who deal with incidents on a daily basis.
"It is the people who know most about a system who are in the best position to abuse itâ, said Gordon Stevenson, managing director of Vogon International, "and no amount of technical brilliance will help if companies are ignorant of the threats. We are surrounded by technology and it is inevitable that the number of people taking advantage of it for criminal intentions will increase. The threat of computer crime is real and we hope that âThe Enemy Withinâ will go some way towards helping organisations combat it".