Theft does not need to be IP based or internet attack. Internal USB drives (Hello Wikileaks and Private Manning) are the easiest venue of theft. Park it in your pocket and waltz out the door with client contacts, data and strategy for account maintainance. If Aon did this right, exposure to confidential data should carry written compliance agreements!! The corporate equivalent of a Pre-Nup. From what this article has written up, though, these fellows walked out of the door with the data, did not invade from the outside to steal it and THAT is the hardest theft to prevent against. Still, encryption is a very good defense to a point and enforcement after the fact.
Aon, of course, when it workforce reduces employees gives them no reason at all to be resentful,do they?
the public record shows they all signed agreements of confidentiality which all companies pretty much make their employees sign..
theft is theft, hard drive or not..so what company out there is locked down so tight that this is preventable?
anyways, the guys who left clearly did something wrong otherwise why would there be a lawsuit?
from what i can tell, just as many have left those companies (riskonnect and alliant) as well. Riskonnect head of sales left a year ago after a pretty good year, but noone else hired him in the space? what does that tell you..noone wants riskonnect retreads?