What if employers could read employees’ minds? Cybersecurity
firm Stroz Friedberg has
developed technology that some might say can do just that.The software, Scout, reads employee
emails to determine if an employee is stealing trade secrets, embezzling
money, or about to “lose it.”Scout and other
tools try to identify threats to employers, and particularly to their
electronic information, before those threats become reality.
Four former employees who sued Allstate insurance for defamation, claiming they were defamed in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing even though they were not identified by name, were awarded over $27 million by a jury.