Doing what is right even when no one else is looking.
This could not be a more important virtue in technology professionals. It should be an attribute you seek out during interviews and candidate selection for all levels of the IT team.
IT professionals have a unique role within an organization in that they have nearly unlimited access to all electronic data. SOX, HIPAA and other internal controls/operational mandates may put a few boundaries on access but in order to effectively perform their duties System Administrators must be able to reach every last file on a network. Integrity displayed by your IT staff builds confidence that they will act appropriately when exposed to sensitive information.
As an IT professional I have seen the fallout of a loss of trust and it has always been the same – rapid departure from the company. As a manager and consultant I have…
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