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Energy Employees Fired After Reporting Security Breach

Two senior Lake Worth Utilities employees were fired when they reported an unauthorized computer plugged into the power system’s mainframe on two separate occasions , The decision came after investigations showed that no security breach had occurred. Read Here

So “reporting” a security false positive is now unacceptable !!. I always thought that its part of the corporate culture /security awareness learning curve specially for non-techies. They might have taken it a bit far by taking their concerns to everyone they could think of “Including FBI and Home Land Security” causing a stir but certainly no firing is necessary, in fact it shows that they care.

Corporate Lesson #1: Turn away when you see/suspect a rouge USB or Laptop plugged into the servers

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