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Re: FW: Securing workstations from IT guys
From: Jan Heisterkamp <janheisterkamp () web de>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2007 07:18:45 -0600

Nick Vaernhoej schrieb:

A key logger? At what point are we crossing the line of common decency [...]

Precisely the question has to be:" At what point are we crossing the
line of common demency [...]

1. The use of keylogger in a company environment without employees
consent or judicial decree is ilegal and will bring your company in
serious problems

2. For that, your forensic "e-Trail" is nothing worth due the fact that
the information you received from the keystroking-logs does not comply
with legal reqirements in order to be accepted as evidence in a trial.

3. The time you afford for a general monitoring of all users keystroke
logs is wasted time and costs your company money

4. There are enough other ways to secure workstations properly

Regards,
Jan


-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com]
On Behalf Of Vandenberg, Robert
Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2007 11:18 AM
To: security-basics
Subject: RE: Securing workstations from IT guys

 
Those are good points.

I would recommend that you put in a keystroke logger program with the
written approval of your upper management on the PCs in question and
then download the logs each day.  That way you are able to create a
forensics "e-Trail" that can be used to confront/counsel/etc. them.  I
would also make sure that you look at your documenation and ensure that
each IT person has signed a document stating that they will not use
their abilities improperly.  Combine those two and you have a means of
pursuing them legally. 


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