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How User-Behavior Monitoring Helps Reduce Risk

User-behavior monitoring has become rather popular in not only homes but in offices. There are a lot of high-risk activities that an individual can do on their computer that can cause a significant amount of damage without them even realizing it. There are viruses, worms, spiders, malware, and many other forms of spam and damage causing issues that can present themselves in your computer if you do not properly take care of it.

Why it is Important

There are a lot of pieces of software that are available on the market that can monitor a user’s behavior while they are working on a computer system. The fact that you are able to do this can greatly increase the chance of catching issues before they become problems. Most people are unaware that certain everyday practices are the reasons for why a computer becomes bogged down and can be difficult to work. Since the average person cannot very well wipe their computer every week they need to find ways to avoid causing the problems in the first place.

There are a lot of ways that the harmful things can find their way onto a computer. They can venture in through email, files, or even a simply internet search. It is important to limit the amount of high-risk behaviors in order to not only increase the health of the computer, but to prevent future damage from occurring. Most people do not know when they are conducting
harmful activities, and this makes it very difficult to try and limit them. That is why a user-behavior monitoring system is so important. It makes it possible that someone from the outside is able to view the practices and see what can be cut out or limited in order to ensure that the computer has as long and healthy of a life as possible.

How to Monitor

The first step in monitoring a system is to find a piece of software. This software will be able to track everything from emails to social networking posts and everything in between. The fact that the software is able to see so much can help point out some of the problem areas so that they can be addressed.

For example and employee does basic data entry. They do not need to research anything, but just simply input the information that they are provided directly into the system. After monitoring the user-behavior of that individual for a specified period of time you find out that they spend a lot of time surfing the web, checking their personal email, and updating all of their social networks. This is considered to be high-risk behavior. Not only do they not need to be spending company time accomplishing these tasks, but they do not need to be adding a great deal of risk for damage to the computer. The fact that you are able to discover this behavior will provide you with what you need in order to address your employee and even possibly block the sites that they do not need access. Some of the top user-behavior monitoring software will even allow you to block the site through the software. It is an easy and helpful process.

Not everyone is someone that spends their time wasting company money, but it could be that a person actually receives a lot of files or gets a lot of spam and it might mean that the company needs to upgrade their software in other categories. The bottom line is that when you can see the problem it is a lot easier to fix it.

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Michael Clark is the person to write this article. He can write well on the topics like PR, customer relations, etc. Recently he wrote on tech startup pr and monitor user activity and was very much appreciated.

3 Comments

  1. More and more companies are turning to software monitoring of their employees.

    A few things to keep in mind before jumping on this trend: Make sure your company has a detailed computer usage policy with a notice that all computers can and may be monitored. Make sure the employee’s understand that they will be monitored and that they sign the computer usage policy.

    Disclosure: I am not a lawyer check with your lawyer and with your state.

  2. cool content about system monitoring. very useful to track the unidentified errors. i have a doubt that is this type of software are comes under keyloggers. am i correct?

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