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Delays in terminating network access to departing employees common

One of the main areas of focus for IT leaders is data security. Most companies admit that the main threat to security lies within their walls, not from outside sources. Would you be surprised to learn, then, that those same companies are often lax when it comes to terminating the network access of departing employees?

One of the main areas of focus for IT leaders is data security. Most companies admit that the main threat to security lies within their walls, not from outside sources. Would you be surprised to learn, then, that those same companies are often lax when it comes to terminating the network access of departing employees?

That seems to be the case presented by the results of a recent survey by eMediaUSA.  Take a look at the surprising numbers here.

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wurzil
wurzil

We had similar problems of forgetting to disable an ex employees logins. Luckily we've not had any problems because of this. But because I'm paranoid about the security of my (yes MY..it's work but it's mine) network we now have a form for someone who's leaving to complete and we have an IT checklist of everything that needs to be disabled or changed right down to notebook boot passwords.

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