After the recent incidents involving corporate employees engaging in terrorist activities, there is an increasing necessity for companies to monitor the employee’s internet activities.

The Hyderabad police have reportedly advised companies to monitor the social media activities of their employees as a part of anti terrorist measures.

From the Information Security point of view it therefore becomes mandatory for companies to put in place appropriate technology measures to monitor the activities of their employees at least when they use the IT assets of the company.

Further the HR department needs to device methods to monitor the behavior of their employees that indicates any pattern of activities that indicate radical leanings of the employees towards ideologies that may nurture terrorism.

This is the new challenge to CISOs following the Mehdi Masroor incident in Bangalore.