How to protect corporate data from angry ex-employees

Surveys show companies lose millions due to hacks by disgruntled former workers

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The vast majority of employees who leave a company are honest, upstanding corporate citizens. But you never know when someone might leave on bad terms and then attempt to hack back into your corporate systems.

Protecting company assets from former employees is more difficult in today’s world where corporate data can live in so many places, from the cloud to the employee’s BYOD smartphone.

Here are steps to protect corporate data from former employees.

De-provision all devices

According to Joe DiVito in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ risk assurance practice, de-provisioning should be the first step in protecting data.

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