Enabling Sarbanes-Oxley Security Monitoring ComplianceWritten by Phil Hollows
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exploits launched internally), prove that security polices are being correctly followed, and provide an integral framework to identify threats and guide incident responses in a consistent, compliant, approved manner. The white paper also discusses how SIM can make enterprise security relevant to business operations, by aligning risk, threats and responses to lines of business affected.
Phil Hollows is responsible for marketing at OpenService.
The Permissive Environment is the PerpetratorWritten by Felix P. Nater
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In Assessing above scenario root cause of confrontation was unabated name calling, verbal abuse and innuendos, in a contributory and improperly supervised environment. Supervisors who fail to step in can be held civilly liable and responsible for their failure to act early or appropriately to prevent escalation or confrontations. In cases of death or serious injury between employees or customers, wrongful death law suits are often filed in addition to criminal prosecution. Not knowing is no longer a legitimate excuse. When supervisors fail to act appropriately, management has burden of investigating incident, dealing with issue of aggressor over contributory behavior of instigator and decide on appropriate progressive actions (disciplinary or referral to local police) necessary.
And, so while a Zero Tolerance Policy is necessary and highly recommended, it should not be an absolute standard in administering discipline until "root cause" of contributory behavior becomes clear through Assessment Process. When controlling or addressing potential fruits of unwelcome behavior or to more appropriately, prevent incidents dealing with a Workplace Security Issue, every situation should not be resolved in same manner with same administrative decision. Any broad-brush approach to enforcing Zero Tolerance Policy sours innocent bystanders and prejudices potential witnesses who may fear retaliation or retribution, factors which may further complicate disciplinary process and/or criminal referral.
President of Nater Associates a security management firm specializing in workplace violence prevention. Felix retired as a postal inspector with 30 years experience.