Whether it's massive layoffs or routine separations, you should have standard security policies that detail the steps to take when an employee leaves the company. In an IT Dojo video, I discuss four critical areas of employee transition security--user accounts, documentation, inventory, and personal electronics.
Because IT must react quickly to employee departures, many organizations involve IT early in the process. On average how quickly is your IT department notified of employee departures? Take the quick poll in the above blog post and let us know.
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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. He was most recently Managing Editor for TechRepublic Pro. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.