Written by Michael Cormier
Like Pandora’s Box, the greatest trouble sometimes leaps out of the smallest places.
Take cybercrime, for instance. It seems even the most vital, highly protected information is no longer safe. This has been proven time and again by cyber thieves, who steal thousands of credit card numbers, and even hack into government data files that should be the safest in the world.
Not surprisingly, the problem extends to business establishments both great and small. In the age of computers, where vast amounts of information are stored in the tiniest of spaces, it’s easy to wreak havoc on a company via its computer system. Even more alarming is that cyber theft, spying, and sabotage aren’t just the purview of outside hackers. It’s often done from the inside – from among the company’s own employees.
That’s where background checks come in. Requesting a thorough, professional background check by a company like The Hire Authority (www.hireauth.com; (508) 230-5901), can go a long way toward preventing the hiring of bad eggs in the first place.
But even background checks aren’t foolproof; some employees who commit cyber abuse have never done it before. For example, an employee with a clean record may be tempted by another company to steal data in exchange for a higher paying job. Or a disgruntled employee may decide to steal the data for himself as he starts his own firm. That same disgruntled employee may simply wish to sabotage your company as he’s getting ready to leave.
Other problems are rampant. Take for instance the abuse of email, instant messaging, social media, and so on. You may unknowingly be paying your employee to spend part of his day on gambling or pornographic sites, or sending out social email to friends. It’s not even unusual to discover an employee running some kind of side business – right off your company’s computers.
Then there are the ones who use the computer for other abuses, such as sexual harassment and rumor-mongering. The list is potentially endless.
It’s a very democratic problem, too. Every employee, from the highest echelons of management down to the part-time mail room sorter, usually has some access to the company’s computer network. Granted, the most vital information tends to be accessible to only those who are deemed the most trustworthy, and who actually need it. But that doesn’t mean it can’t get hacked, especially by someone using the company’s very own network against it. It just takes know-how and a purpose.
Unfortunately, once an employee is suspected of such wrongdoing, it might not be easy to prove. An employee who knows how to access forbidden data or otherwise abuse the company computers will try to cover his tracks. He will erase what he can, and where he can’t he will try to throw investigators off his scent.
That’s where The Hire Authority’s Cyber Recovery Solutions (email@example.com; (203-509-4341) can make all the difference. The Hire Authority’s Cyber Recovery Solutions offers expert forensic analysis and evidentiary data retrieval from not only computers, but cell phones, Smartphones, PDA’s, Tablets, MP3 Players, even GPS Units. The experts at The Hire Authority’s Cyber Recovery Solutions division are trained and certified in carefully retrieving all evidentiary data safely, and providing an accompanying report for use in litigation should it become necessary. They even testify in court.
But don’t wait until a problem arises. Have The Hire Authority’s Cyber Recovery Solutions division regularly analyze your computers, so that even unsuspected problems can be found and dealt with as soon as possible.
Protect your vital data and your company’s reputation. Call The Hire Authority Cyber Recovery Solutions division today at (203) 509-4341, or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org, to get started with your cyber recovery program.
The foregoing should not be construed as legal advice. Employers should always consult their own legal counsel for advice on labor and employment matters.