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DATA BREACHED? CULPRIT COULD BE A FORMER EMPLOYEE
By PAMELA LEWIS DOLAN
Published: April 19, 2010
So your data are encrypted, and you have access controls on your computer systems to prevent outside attacks from hackers. But you're still not totally protected from unauthorized outside access.
Your former employees may be able to get back into your system.
Many practices and hospitals focus on how to prevent current employees from snooping or stealing information, but they forget about people who have left the organization and still could do damage.
"You wouldn't let [departing employees] leave with the keys to the clinic. You shouldn't let them leave with the keys to the data," said Andrew Sroka, president and CEO of Fischer International, a data security technology vendor.
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