Data Security Breaches from the Inside
BY Curt Finch
The former IT director of LifeGift Organ Donation Center in Texas has just been sentenced to 2 years in prison for intentionally deleting organ donation records after she was fired. According to IT World, "Court documents filed in connection with the case describe what's becoming an increasingly familiar tale of companies victimized by insiders." Apparently, the director used a VPN account to get into the database and wipe out "donor records, accounting invoice files, database and software applications, backup files and the software tokens needed to run some applications." She then deleted her VPN logs to cover her tracks.
CURT FINCH has more than two decades of software development and distributed workforce management experience. In 1997, Curt created the world's first internet-based timesheet application and the foundation for the current Journyx product offering. Curt has a B.S. in Computer Science from Virginia Tech. His book, All Your Money, is available on Amazon. @curtfinch