Tech thieves and dishonest dealings redefine network security

Malware and DDoS attacks don't sound so bad compared to these IT tales of missing inventory, dishonest bosses, and sleazy deals

Ah, security -- it's a constant issue for tech pros. But preventing security breaches from the outside is one thing. What about the bad apples inside the company ranks that wreak havoc in other ways? Was "sleuth" part of the IT job description?

Here are a handful of stories from the Off the Record archives that are written by tech pros about their memorable experiences dealing with missing tech inventory or other shady dealings in the workplace. It may seem surprising that these code jockeys and system admins would take to detective work so readily, but when you think about it, it's not so far removed from tracking down bugs in code or troubleshooting a faulty server. At the end of the day, it's all about solving problems -- an IT specialty.

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