The main risk of companies' IT security is employees. How can you protect yourself?
As part of their job tasks, employees have direct access to sensitive company data. Therefore, they pose a significant security risk - whether due to their intentional actions or inattention. The damage caused can reach millions of values. However, by introducing preventive measures, companies can significantly reduce possible damages.
The bigger the company, the more there are employees of different personalities with different stories. It is therefore essential that the human resources department examines the employee at least in a basic way before hiring. Frightening examples from real practice where companies have not done so include the arrival of an employee for a foreign ID card or, for example, the admission of a person who was responsible for fraud, which was even mentioned extensively on the Internet.
Of course, when an employee leaves the company, it is ideal if the farewell takes place in a good spirit. Unfortunately, this is far from always the case. When companies break up with their employees in a bad way, they very often forget about the basic rules of safety. A list of processes that must always be followed when each employee leaves will help to comply with them and ensure the protection of important data quickly. It is necessary to monitor the return of access chips, corporate payment cards and SIM cards as well as the revocation of access rights and other steps, such as the regulation of GDPR. It is also good to have a list of necessary security steps for new employees.