When you think you are safe, you may not be
Posted on Apr 20 2012 at 06:43:57 AM in Security
There comes a time when we should be evaluating the security procedures that we use on our computer systems, especially since we already know just how vulnerable they are. Researchers have shown that it is very possible through day to day activities, while operating our computers, to be attacked by outsiders. Many of our incarcerated are being confined due to things like DUI and drug use, however, the more serious offenders are simply looking for a way to leave their environment, and that can easily be done if their controllers fail to follow simple procedures.
Something as simple as checking your email while using company equipment can be an accident just waiting to happen. Most employees fail to understand the determination that outsiders have to inflict malicious viruses through links and attachments, permitting themselves to allow their guard to be down.
Because it may be easier to breach than you might think, computerized equipment that run the operations at some correctional facilities should be separated from any other that have Internet access and I am not talking about through a firewall. The powers that be, should seriously consider barring their officers from using any computer that has Internet access, especially since it has already been shown how easy it can be to “turn” one of these individuals. Many are under the impression that the only way a system can become at risk is if it is compromised through a wireless network or through the Internet, that is likely to be the furthest thing from the truth. Finally, it should not be legal for any cell phones, especially smart phones, to be on the premises, you may be surprised as to what they can actually do.