It Management Fail: Always Blame the Worker Bees

“Security fail: When trusted IT people go bad has a great title.
Then it’s all downhill. I suppose it’s appropriate for an audience
of managers who want cheerleading for bad management more than good

“It starts off with a tale of ultimate horror: not only is your
trusted systems administrator selling you pirated software and
incurring the wrath of the BSA (Business Software Alliance), he is
running a giant porn server from the company network and stealing
customer credit card numbers.

“Then it takes the obligatory gratuitous swipe at “rogue” San
Francisco admin Terry Childs.

“Then we are introduced to Sally, ace IT person who plants logic
bombs in all the servers after learning that the IT department is
being outsourced to India.

“The final horror: Rogue admin, in retaliation for the company
busting his secret pirated satellite TV equipment business that he
was running off the company’s e-commerce site, deletes the entire
corporate encryption key ring even as security personnel are
charging into his office shouting “Stop!”. 18 staff-years of lost
productivity results, because there are no backup copies.”


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