When IT Abuses Trust

April 23, 2010

IT Theft

You follow every good practice in the book to ensure that your data is secure from prying eyes and security threats.

Then you find out the prying eyes are your IT staff.

Here is another incident reported by Mike Schaffner in this post titled; Keeping Data Safe From IT Snoops

Let me be clear: It is theft. And I am sure it happens more often than we realize.

Larger SME’s, you must play with the big kids on this one. Create, implement, monitor and audit your network and physical security policies.

For smaller organizations it can be harder due to lack of resources. But it is not impossible.

Along with some of the tips in the above article, I have some more in this post titled: IT And Ethics

Photo Credit  Kiwi-Lomo via flickr

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