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Energy Employees Fired After Reporting Security Breach

August 27, 2009 Leave a comment

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