Make Sure Former Employees Don’t Have Access Still

Make Sure Former Employees Don’t Have Access Still

Within your company you do many things. You hire people, train them, provide them with all of what they need to be successful for the job you have given them. But behind everything that you have done with good will and best practices, policies, and guidelines; what happens when someone leaves? In a perfect world, someone else would be hired and they could wrap up loose ends on any project that was being worked on. The company and employees will celebrate being done with the project and everything will be good. That doesn’t always happen. Sometimes when someone leaves the company it can cause problems for many months after, and tying up those loose ends is a struggle. This brings up the question; are companies making sure that they do everything to make sure that an ex employee does not walk out of the business without knowing all the secrets about the company.

According to OneLogin, There have been instances where former employees have breached security of a company when they go to a different job. Sometimes this is accidental, other times it is not. Usually when an employee leaves a company over half of them are able to access the company’s assets and about 25% of them cause a security breach. Which can be damaging to any company if you secrets are put out there for anyone to be able to have. Again about 25% of former employees login information is still active, after a month of no longer working there. IT and HR need to work together to make sure that this is not able to happen. They need to have a way to deactivate an account minutes after the person no longer works with the company to try and protect the company. There are ways to permanently lock a user out after every time they log out.

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