How to Keep Access-Control Under Control Amid Layoffs

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As layoffs and restructurings radically reshape organizations (some more chaotic and “extremely hardcore” than others) it may sometimes be unclear who has admin access and who does not, and if a terminated employee has truly relinquished their top IT access privileges on their way out the door. 

A number of strategies—consolidated access controls, visibility tools, and isolated offboarding practices—help organizations prepare for the risks that arise when people with administrator privileges are de-provisioned.

“That’s when you don’t want to screw up…when you’re letting an admin go, for whatever reason, and those people will literally have the ability to take down your production, your business, whatever it is that you hold dear to your organization,” Brian Haugli, CEO at the cybersecurity services company SideChannel, told IT Brew…