IT Guru Turns Out to Be Security Hole
IT Guru Turns Out to Be Security HoleÂ
Roger Kay reports at Forbes:Â
Small businesses have become a choice target for hackers, but by far the most common â€” and devastating â€” attacks on small businesses are inside jobs.
This is the story of one such assault.
The target (weâ€™ll call him Peter) trusted his IT guy (Joe, for our purposes) because Joe worked magic.Â Peter didnâ€™t understand exactly what Joe was doing, but had to trust him anyway because Peter couldnâ€™t perform those functions himself.
Ironically, in his former life, Peter was CFO at a large oil company and once wrote a serious presentation on fraud detection and prevention.Â In it, he warned his audience that â€śthe majority of fraud offenders are trusted company employees who have enough inside knowledge to circumvent internal controls.â€ť
Read the whole story here.