(PRWEB) January 23, 2013
• The Story in Recent News: How Bob Outsmarted Himself.
In recent news there was a story about a very successful software developer named Bob who was the star employee at his company, yet he still managed to lose his job because he outsmarted himself.
“Bob was his company’s best software developer, received glowing performance reviews and earned more than $250,000 a year. One day Bob’s employer decided the IT security department should start monitoring their VPN logs. What they discovered that the code produced by Bob’s had in fact been the handiwork of a Chinese subcontractor using Bob’s credentials. For years Bob had been paying Chinese subcontractors to perform his job while he spent his days surfing the web.”
There are plenty of software solutions on the market today (WorkTime, for example) that offer automatic computer monitoring of employee activities. Such software is a simple, inexpensive and effective way for a company to protect itself against employee security risks, such as (but not limited to) detecting any abnormal Internet and overtime activity.
These monitoring services are automated and would have uncovered Bob’s actions from the very beginning, allowing management to take appropriate actions to mitigate all risks. And these automated reports do not require any sort of physical investigation. These, and many other features offered by monitoring software make it a necessary part of a security package for any company. This is especially true for large organizations where individual employee investigations are simply not feasible.
Other sources which account for wasted salaries are (per 1000 employees):
Now let's calculate: if one salary is at least $50,000 then the total waste of money is $3,750,000.
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