The employee exit process often devolves into a fire-drill for IT teams. Having a documented process and a strong relationship with HR can help your team go from reactive to proactive.

Most IT teams invest resources to ensure data security when onboarding new employees. You probably have a checklist that covers network access and permissions, access to data repositories, security policy acknowledgement, and maybe even security awareness education. But how robust is your offboarding security checklist? If you’re just collecting a badge and disabling network and email access on the employee’s last day, you’re not doing enough to protect your data. Glassdoor reported recently that 35% of hiring decision makers expect more employees to quit in 2018 compared to last year. Whether through malicious intent or negligence, when insiders leave, there’s a risk of data leaving with them. To ensure data security, you need to develop and implement a robust offboarding process.

Employee separation is a risky time

Obviously, when employees leave under difficult circumstances – layoff or termination – the risk is greatest. Disgruntled employees in these circumstances pose a risk of destroying or taking data upon leaving. Continue reading on CSO Online.

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