When an employee quit Monsanto, the company discovered he possibly siphoned private corporate data off of his computer and their system and possibly gave it to a Chinese competitor. Their research shows that he had software on his computer to help him illegally acquire company data.
The main point of this article, for the purposes of this blog, is to showcase that one of the largest vulnerabilities to a company is that company’s employees. While ensuring you have a good HR team in place and proper legal documents for each employee to sign covering privacy and non-compete clauses, another avenue many employers fail to drive down is IT security to prevent this type of employee data theft.
If you are unsure if your company is prepared and safe-guarded against this type of hack, or just want some confirmation for peace of mind, contact Optfinity today and we will complete a free assessment for you to see where your vulnerabilities lie and what steps can be taken to mitigate them.