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Remote Monitoring Software and COVID-19

Russell W. Gilmore, CISSP, CISM, EnCE News, Security Policy and Procedure Development


remote monitoringWe find ourselves in very unique times. As of April 3, 2020, there are 311 million people in at least 41 states, three counties, eight cities, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico being urged to stay home. This rapid change has put many employers in a position to allow employees to work from home. Because of that, employers are now considering remote monitoring. Without proper policy and procedures in place this can cause a number of issues.

As an example, Kenerel Data Recovery (KernelApps), based in India, provides many applications including “Employee Desktop Live Viewer”. At only $5.00 a month per computer, the program is capable of stealth monitoring on remote employee desktops, recording employee activities any time, saving the videos for offline viewing, invisible monitoring, and more.

Remote monitoring of employees has its advantages. If deployed in haste without the proper policies, warning, and notices, it can create a number of problems for the employer. The increased use of these types of applications will surely increase the number of complaints regarding their use.

I have provided a few articles regarding the increase in use of remote monitoring. If you have any questions, please give me a call.

Remote Monitoring Articles

Bosses are panic-buying spy software to keep tabs on remote workers

Just because you’re working from home doesn’t mean your boss isn’t watching you

Even if you’re working from home, your employer is still keeping track of your productivity—here’s what you need to know