Gartner Research

Make Background Checks an Integral Component of Enterprise Security

Published: 12 February 2009

ID: G00164908

Analyst(s): Jeffrey Wheatman


A series of highly publicized security incidents highlights the importance of conducting employee background checks. Use Gartner's Tactical Guidelines to develop and implement enterprise- and role-specific background checks to reduce the risks of damage by "rogue" employees.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Real-World Examples of the Need for Background Checks
  • How to Determine Risk Factors and Establish Minimum Background Check Standards
    • How to Conduct Background Checks
    • Potential Legal Issues
  • Tactical Guidelines

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