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3 Steps to Stop Departing Employees from Pocketing Your IP
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8/22/2017 | 8:44:46 AM
On departing employees
The odd thing is that one does not have to be "departing" to take data offsite - any employee, regardless of access levels (although that is a great first line of defense) can take data out anytime on anything.  Now you have to controls for that anything - usb keys, email, etc.  Software does exist that can alert IT and HR to a simple USB key insert.  Email can be monitored.  But, like inventory control, you can achieve 95% protection of data and somebody, somewhere, is always going to consider taking something home. 
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8/22/2017 | 3:35:55 PM
The worst THEFT EVER
In 2006 I spent a few months with First Consulting group at the Roosevelt and St. Lukes hospitals in Manhattan,  The worst job I ever had.  Now, 11,000 computers, no inventory, porn, malware and virus rampant, no firewalls so it all came back day after day.  Windows NT, 2000 and XP.  Horrible.  A computer in the Roosevelt cafeteria (I used to check tickets) - chained and locked to the wall.    After I left it for 2 hours - cable cut, computer gone,

Pastor's office in St. Luke's - stolen computer.

Locked storage room in  St. Lukes on 6th floor.  30 - THIRTY!!! - computers vanished in one night!!!  We believed it was collusion between security and housekeeping.  And these were HIPAA compliant machines.


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