Denny's Daily Zinger: Are Your Data Safe and Your Employees Loyal?
What triggered this column was The New York Times headline: "U.S. Debates Drone Strike on American Terrorism Suspect in Pakistan."
Was this an official leak? If so, why?
The American target was tipped off. U.S.-Pakistani relations were not helped.
Worse were the Edward Snowden leaks.
How'd They Happen?
In 2012, 1.4 million federal public and private employees had top-secret security clearances.
Two bad apples out of that 1.4 million—Army Pfc. Bradley Manning and Booz Allen's Ed Snowden—were a minuscule percentage.
The damage is incalculable.
Questions About Your Organization
All your co-workers have knowledge of your business—customers, suppliers, revenues, M.O., test results and corporate secrets. This is their stock-in-trade.
On the job hunt, what do they share with recruiters?
When they leave, what will go with them?
Do you have a "need to know" policy?
Have you thought about it?
If not, why not?
Denny Hatch is the author of six books on marketing and four novels, and is a direct marketing writer, designer and consultant. His next book will be "Write Everything Right!" Visit him at dennyhatch.com or contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.