Job cuts and IT risks

When staff are let go in response to the recession, companies may face a new range of IT security risks arising from any changes in work practice that might result.

21st February, 2009

‘‘Automation of manual procedures and processes is something that larger companies are spending a lot of time and attention on,” said Sean O’Connell, IT security specialist with Computer Associates (CA), Ireland.

‘‘Protecting the company’s data and assets can be a serious worry. When somebody is deprovisioned off a computer system that they have had access to for a long time, it can leave the company open to potential problems. Obviously,...

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