By Christine Day
EverFi Legal Editor
We’ve written before about how a company’s data security can be compromised by employees, whether through insider negligence or through unauthorized sharing of files. But an ex-employee who is fired, or who leaves under less than favorable circumstances, can also wreak havoc with your data on the way out the door.
One case in May 2017 illustrates how damaging a theft of data by an ex-employee can be. A patrol officer at a security company resigned after being caught falsifying timekeeping records. He had illegally obtained a username and password and discovered that he could access the company’s payroll system remotely from his patrol car, and he started racking up many overtime hours by logging four hours of time for every one-hour lunch period. [Read more…]