Tag Archives: IT security

Employee Owned Tablets and Technology Devices: Managing the Risks and Rewards Starts with BYOD Policy

With Christmas quickly approaching, employers should expect that their employees will be enjoying new technology devices entering the new year. And this means employers should expect new employment law compliance issues and technology risks for their companies.  Bring Your Own Devices and Employment Law Compliance Issues Employee owned devices create a minefield for employers when … Continue Reading

Tis the Season to Tech the Workplace Halls – Managing Employee Owned Technology Devices

Nothing captures the meaning of the Holidays (it is surprising how many winter festivals/holidays one could choose from or – cynically speaking – could use to develop a religious discrimination claim) than the giving and receiving of gifts, especially tech gadgets. And this invariably means employers will ring in the new year with an influx of new … Continue Reading

Protecting Company Information Using the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

A 2011 Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals opinion, underscores the importance of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act plays in combating disgruntled employees who steal company data. This case also highlights important steps employers should take in protecting company IT infrastructure and digital information from internal threats. In that case, the former employer worked in the IT … Continue Reading

A Short Checklist to Avoid a Disgruntled Former Employee Costing Your Company $200,000

A disgruntled former Gucci employee is reported to have caused in excess of $200,000 in damages to his former employer (as reported by Computer World) and now faces criminal charges. Specifically, the New York District Attorney’s indictment alleges that Sam Chihlung Yin fraudulently obtained IT access after he was fired. From there, the indictment alleges that Mr. … Continue Reading
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