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 Post subject: Question re: Data Copying and Network Administrators
PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:06 pm 
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So, if I were to get an external USB harddrive and copy a substantial amount of files from a network, what's the likelihood that network administrators would notice it?


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 Post subject: Re: Question re: Data Copying and Network Administrators
PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:51 am 
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... Do you mean plugging it into the system directly? Because if you do it over the network, it's immediately obvious.

Well one they would note someone logged into the system directly. If you're not an admin responsible for that computer or someone who's supposed to be on it, they may flag it very quickly. And even if you're on it, usually you're not supposed to be on a server unless there's a problem.

Of course, this depends on how often the logs are checked.


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 Post subject: Re: Question re: Data Copying and Network Administrators
PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:56 pm 
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Just plugging into the workstation I'm assigned to and then copying files off of the server. So the access would all look normal. I'd just be copying lots of files to the portable drive.


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 Post subject: Re: Question re: Data Copying and Network Administrators
PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:19 am 
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Be careful what you're doing, many companies have rules against copying certain types of files, and there are intellectual property rights laws that can apply.

A former colleague of mine took a copy of a spreadsheet he helped to develop to his new job, when the company discovered what he had done, they pursued legal action. He lost and had to pay over $150,000 in fines on top of his lawyers fees.

Depending on what the files are, you may need written permission just to CYA.


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 Post subject: Re: Question re: Data Copying and Network Administrators
PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:16 am 
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If you're copying over the network, it'll very likely be noted somewhere.


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