Which of the following procedures would MOST effectively detect the loading of illegal software packages onto a network?
The use of diskless workstations
Periodic checking of hard drives
The use of current antivirus software
Policies that result in instant dismissal if violated
The periodic checking of hard drives would be the most effective method of identifying illegal software packages loaded to the network. Antivirus software will not necessarily identify illegal software, unless the software contains a virus. Disklessworkstations act as a preventive control and are not effective, since users could still download software from other than diskless workstations. Policies lay out the rules about loading the software, but will not detect the actual occurrence.