Author Archives: Isaac Kohen

IDG Contributor Network: How to ensure that giving notice doesn’t mean losing data

Most IT teams invest resources to ensure data security when onboarding new employees. You probably have a checklist that covers network access and permissions, access to data repositories, security policy acknowledgement, and maybe even security awareness education. But how robust is your offboarding security checklist? If you’re just collecting a badge and disabling network and email access on the employee’s last day, you’re not doing enough to protect your data.

Glassdoor reported recently that 35% of hiring decision makers expect more employees to quit in 2018 compared to last year. Whether through malicious intent or negligence, when insiders leave, there’s a risk of data leaving with them. To ensure data security, you need to develop and implement a robust offboarding process.

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IDG Contributor Network: Protecting intellectual property against cyberattack

Intellectual property (IP) covers a wide variety of corporate capital, including customer information, business plans, trade secrets, creative work products such as scripts, and proprietary software or hardware. Hackers, corporate competitors and nation states are all potential IP thieves. Scripts and video from the hugely popular Game of Thrones television show were recently leaked online. Earlier this year, Forrester Research admitted that it was the victim of a cyberattack. While no confidential client data was stolen, hackers gained access to Forrester.com content intended for exclusive use by clients. "We recognize that hackers will attack attractive targets—in this case, our research IP," said George F. Colony, CEO of Forrester.

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