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Revealed: Surprising reason why employees stoop to sabotage

Revealed: Surprising reason why employees stoop to sabotage
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"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." - Dr. Suess

And now it might be time to add, "The more that you pay, the safer your systems will be" - your private corporate data and computer systems, that is.

While the idea that disgruntled people are more likely to do harm than happy ones is nothing new, the digital age has given employees so many more avenues to do significant damage - with minimal effort - than ever before.

Just recently Home Depot's former lead security engineer got four years in a federal prison for disturbing the security network of a former employer. It also calls to mind Home Depot's gigantic hacking nightmare just a few weeks back.

Last month, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security issue a joint notice that read:

"The FBI and DHS assess that disgruntled and former employees pose a significant cyber threat to US businesses due to their authorized access to sensitive information and networks and businesses rely on."

Economist Allison Schrager made another important point in Businessweek on Monday, when she pointed out that, "employees are more likely to steal if they feel they've been wronged by their employers."

I am definitely starting to see a picture here. Are you?

Since pay is a critical part of feeling respected in the workplace, better pay for employees who touch sensitive IT information and systems daily, could mean fewer problems.

I hope everybody gets the point, here. Well-taken care of employees are assets and the underemployed can do more damage than they save in wages.

See, it's true - the more that you read, the more that you will know.

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