What the Sony hack should have taught us

RISKSA Magazine - - Medical -

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.

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