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Can a broadband network installer compromise your network security?

Can a broadband provider compromise your network security by monitoring your network? Find out in this expert response with Michael Gregg.

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?
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 last published in November 2007

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