Successfully Monitoring and Detecting Data Leaks

The Challenge

The mission of virtually every law enforcement agency is to provide the best possible protection for its citizens. “Our main concern is information leaks,” said Joe*, the Information Monitoring Administrator “With our main risk being information leaks to organized crime, we needed software to help identify those leaks. We store vast amounts of information about a variety of people, citizens, criminals, and informants. It’s a big security risk. We work with highly-prized, valuable data.”


How Did We Help

“We needed to monitor a number of devices in one of our Police stations,” said John*. After trying a popular “remote control software product”, they found it to be lacking in features and technology. After a thorough review of the powerful information and employee monitoring features in Cerebral, the Agency rolled the software out to 1,000 devices as a ‘proof of concept’ evaluation, which immediately was deemed a success.

The Results

With a powerful Dashboard, as well as plenty of seeded and custom reports, the Agency team was impressed at how easy Cerebral is to install and use. “During our Cerebral evaluation, we caught an officer leaking information, intellectual property he apparently planned to sell,” said Joe*. “The time to learn what is needed for our investigations was minimal. I found Cerebral user-friendly and was very impressed. Using the Dashboard, you can navigate the program quite simply.” According to Sr. Network Analyst John*, “The screenshots are easy to play back, and are very powerful! Cerebral has logs, charts and reports—all very powerful stuff! The Cerebral product overall is surprisingly easy to use!”

“Everyone in IT is used to standard logs that are difficult to go through,” said John. “Cerebral did not present anything like that. I was taken aback at how good Cerebral is at what it does, and also that it does it without the computer user being aware.”

“I was impressed with how easily we were able to deploy Cerebral on a large scale. Given the highly sensitive nature of our data, if we’re preventing information leaks with Cerebral, we could be preventing loss of life,” said Joe.“


*The name of the employees and the Agency have been withheld to maintain privacy and security.