What the Sony hack should have taught us
To begin, if you are an employee, you should now know why you need to send corporate e-mails as if everyone is reading the content. The e-mails leaked to the public ranged from office gossip, one heartbreaking e-mail about trying to fall pregnant, and a myriad credit card numbers. If you are an employer, the message is even more serious. Over 6 500 current and former employees of Sony now find themselves exposed and confused. While the jury is still out on whether the employees followed the correct security procedures, we know for sure that the company they worked for, did not. Two of those employees have now taken legal action. Christina Mathis and Michael Corona filed a court complaint, alleging that the company did not take enough precautions to keep employee and employee family data safe. Sony, of course, cemented its guilt in the debacle, by failing to inform former employees of the situation.