Convergence Q&A: IT Security on Patrol

Adding desktop inspections to guard tours makes sense for most organizations

One company required repeat violators to attend a “Desktop Security Class” — which was in reality a company-sponsored pizza lunch where a security officer briefed the offenders on the rationale behind the policies, and the potential consequences of not rectifying computer and data vulnerabilities. 

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