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Why Former Employees Could Be Your Next Great Security Threat (Infographic)

The vast majority of people who leave jobs take more than just their personal belongings. Here's what you can do to protect against rogue employees.

Hackers in foreign countries generate a lot of news headlines, as evidenced by last week's news that a Russian crime ring may have stolen stolen more than a billion usernames and passwords. But individuals much closer to your business--like former employees--could represent your company's greatest cybersecurity threat.

Roughly 90 percent of respondents to a recent survey reported that they retained a working login and password to at least one application from their former employer, according to cloud IT services company Intermedia.

The infographic below demonstrates some of the ways you can prevent rogue employees from harming your business.


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Last updated: Aug 12, 2014

GRAHAM WINFREY

Graham Winfrey is a staff writer for Inc.com. He previously covered alternative investments at Private Equity International magazine, prior to which he worked at Business Insider and MSNBC.com. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.




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