Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name


Degree Program

Computer Science


Computer Science

Major Professor

Richard III, Golden

Second Advisor

Bilar, Daniel

Third Advisor

Roussev, Vassil


Across the country members of the workforce are being laid off due to downsizing. Most of those people work for large corporations and have access to important company documents. There have been several studies suggesting that employees are taking critical information after learning they will be laid off. This becomes an issue and a threat to a corporation's security. Corporations are then placed in a position to make sure sensitive documents never leave the company. In this study we build a system that is used to assist corporations and systems administrators. This system will prevent users from taking sensitive documents. The system used in this study helps to maintain a level of security that is not only beneficial but is a crucial part of managing a corporation, and enhancing its ability to compete in an aggressive market.


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