Please take a moment to consider how these Lessons Learned could be implemented by managers within your organization to avoid expensive and embarrassing situations…
The FBI is investigating five laptop computers sent anonymously to West Virginia Governor Joe Mahchin a few weeks ago, as well as laptops mysteriously ordered for officials in 10 other states. Officials are worried the laptops may contain malicious software that would be a large risk if connected to government networks.
Would your employees plug in a new laptop to your organization’s networks?
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke was a victim of identity theft when his wife’s purse was stolen, containing personal checks, four credit cards and personal identification. A few days later, George Lee Reid allegedly walked into a Bank of America branch and deposited a $900 check under the names of Mr. and Mrs. Bernanke into a third party account and then withdrew $9,000 from the account, using other stolen identities.
Do you understand how to prevent identity theft?
Two Lake Worth Utilities employees noticed an unauthorized computer plugged into the power system’s mainframe on two separate occasions and took their concerns to management, the city commission, and even the FBI and Department of Homeland Security. Last week, they were fired.
Does your organization have clear incident reporting procedures?
The National Campus Safety and Security Project survey investigated campus preparedness for all types of threats, including natural disasters, acts of violence, and cyber disruptions. One of the major findings of this survey was that most respondents (87 percent) distribute information about their emergency preparation plans by paper (such as posting on campus buildings, in publications, etc.).
How are you distributing your emergency plans? How can you ensure anyone is actually reading your plans?
Lessons Learned are extremely valuable and must be implemented on an ongoing basis to ensure ongoing success and ongoing CYA! For more information on implementing lessons learned click here.