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Auditing file access

By teh_tr_monk ·
I am seeking a feasible solution to aggressively audit file server files from a small business perspective in a Microsoft environment.

Scenario Example: An employee accesses company's network shared files, they steal sensitive company information by copying or moving the files, then leave the company and use the information they stole for whatever their ends are.

The objective is to monitor file copies, file moves, file access history, access frequency, etc.

I realize this is a difficult task. Between flash drives, email, mobile computers, external hard drives, online services like Rapidshare, it?s difficult to cover all the bases. I can also think of plenty more scenarios that would warrant aggressive file auditing rather than simple employee theft and/or extortion.

Rather than restrict employees from bringing in flash drives, laptops, etc. which they need for their job, it would seem to make more sense to have taken proactive measures so if files are compromised, there?s a history of access...a paper trial.

Your advice is much appreciated.

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Digital Rights Management

by BFilmFan In reply to Auditing file access

You need a digital rights management solution that controls who and under what conditions can move, copy, modify and delete data.

There are several different vendors and TR has several articles on it. See http://search.techrepublic.com.com/search/digital+rights+management+(drm)+and+enterprise+software.html

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Thanks!

by teh_tr_monk In reply to Digital Rights Management

I appreciate it. Makes sense too, similar to music DRM. Will look into some solutions.

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