IBM Security Tool Can Flag ‘Disgruntled Employees’


A vintage Scot Tissue ad, first appearing in the 1930s and urging employers to stock bathrooms with Scot Tissue products to prevent turning their employees into radical communists.

Is government “Big Brother,” or is industry? What are the privacy implications of the ability to mine and analyze such data?

A new International Business Machines Corp. security tool uses Big Data to help CIOs detect internal and external security threats in new ways—and can even scan email and social media to flag apparently “disgruntled” employees who might be inclined to reveal company secrets, according to Sandy Bird, chief technology officer of IBM’s security systems division.

via IBM Security Tool Can Flag ‘Disgruntled Employees’ – The CIO Report – WSJ.

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