Don’t let personnel issues become security issues; Terminate computer access before you end a contract.
Shortly before a labor union strike in August 2006, two Los Angeles transportation engineers allegedly disconnected traffic signals at four busy intersections. Subsequently, these disgruntled employees were accused of unauthorized access to a computer, identity theft and unauthorized disruption or denial of computer services. The danger imposed on the public based on these acts was significant even IF there were no accidents as a result of this action. Had the Department of Transportation revoked computer access as soon as it terminated the contracts of the two engineers, LA would have avoided the risk to the public.
P.S. It took the city days to get the traffic control system back to normal.
Computer and Communications Systems Manager | Medicine | Psychiatry
The University of British Columbia | Pt. Grey Campus
Phone 604 822 7374