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Can a broadband network installer compromise your network security?

Can a company that installs a broadband network for a company (or a country) install gadgets or programs that will enable it to monitor that company, thus compromising its security? If yes, then how?

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This depends on what you mean by compromising security. As the company owns the network they most certainly have the right to monitor all traffic. However, they should have policies and procedures that inform their employees the level of privacy they can expect while using network resources. Employees should be informed of issues, like whether or not email is private and how or what the Internet is to be used for.

This was first published in November 2007

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