Preventing Data Security Breaches Through Web Monitoring

Monday, May 5, 2014, 2:00 PM


In a recent survey, 78% of IT security executives said that they are concerned about a major security breach within their organization and 95% of them consider preventing these security breaches a hight priority. Data security breaches can be devastating to a company’s reputation, revenue and market integrity.

There is an enormous gap however between the IT professional’s concerns and the typical employee’s. Only 45% of employees view security breaches as a concern at all. Many employees don’t even know what a data security breach is, leaving even less concerned about prevention.

To put it simply, the best way to deal with a security breach is to prevent it in the first place. One of the key ways to prevent an employee security breach is by managing and monitoring the things, especially the websites, that your employees access. This sounds almost too simple, but many of the viruses, malware apps and trojan applications that get the ball rolling for a full blown data breach come from users randomly surfing shady or non-work related websites.

By implementing a solution to monitor employee web activity, internet safety and suspicious activity online can be uncovered and dealt with before it becomes a problem. Many times employees govern themselves just because they know that their activities can be monitored and reported.

ContentWatch teaches how to block websites that could harbor viruses and other non-work related content is another way to prevent security breaches. This also increases internal productivity because random and time wasting Internet surfing is eliminated which keeps employees more focused and on task.

Web monitoring and access controls are not the end all solution to all data security breaches, but they are a simple solution that will definitely help and there are other upsides like increased productivity and decreased company liabilities when implemented and used correctly. To learn more about web monitoring and access controls check out the ContentProtect product lines at