Did You Try Hacking Your Ex-Company?

Many companies are afraid of ex-employees who got access to the internal security technologies, passwords or computers, a survey conducted by Citrix revealed. No less than 49 percent of the respondents considered that IT engineers or employees who worked in the security departments are a real threat for the Irish companies. In addition, 51 percent of them considered that hackers and malware represent a bigger threat than the angry employees while 52 percent voted for phishing attacks. 57 percent of the respondents said the DoS attacks are also a serious threat for the companies’ computers.

“Organisations must ensure that their corporate data is centrally managed and delivered to users just as needed. This is the most effective way to help prevent security threats such as those revealed in the survey. By implementing technology such as virtualization from the desktop to the data centre, organizations can isolate different environments with varying levels of access and security, and can securely manage and deliver applications to the end user,” said Chris Mayers, security architect for Citrix, according to The Register.

There’s not much to say about this report because the companies have every reason to fear that ex-employees who worked with the internal passwords and other technologies could infiltrate and access the private data. However, this is where the security products are recommended because any company that chooses to block or restrict somebody’s access can easily install such a tool and filter the persons accessing the computers.

In addition, it would be a great idea to change the passwords and other private credentials but I believe this would be a difficult job in a large company with numerous servers and passwords. Sure, hacking your ex-company’s computer is an illegal activity but imagine that such an expert who worked as an engineer for a famous brand knows every little aspect of the security system and could easily get into the computers without leaving traces of breaking the protection.

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