The security of computer systems is of major concern to all users. Millions of dollars are spent annually to reduce systems vulnerability. However, a cursory review of published reports reveals that losses due to intentional or unintentional security failures are increasing.
A common solution to these risks is to install software programs that keep a log of computer activity by recording, and displaying at request, all keystrokes typed on the keyboard. These are very powerful and easy to use.
However, there has been increasing concern over issues such as security and privacy of monitoring devices. At the workplace, such devices (for example, cameras) are incorporated either as a security measure or a tool to monitor employee activity/productivity. The employee may feel violated and deprived of his or her privacy. On the other hand, the employer states "...it's in the best interest of the company ... we have no ulterior motives..."