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As a developer, how can I ask for more freedom when confronted with a tight IT security policy? [closed]

I've just joined a new company of around 100 employees, 15 of which are developers (including myself). A very frustrating aspect of the job is the IT security policy. As developers we need access to ...
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3answers
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Should I report to HR and involve others if I am being wrongly accused of theft?

Today something weird happened to me at work - I was accused of stealing a ring by my company's security personnel. Of course, I didn't do it; I even helped my colleague to try to find the ring. My ...
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Work-environment: how to handle consequences of assumptions [closed]

I have been fortunate enough to work in Indonesia for a couple of years, immediately after graduating from college. I noticed some problems that always arise that are not easy to solve. One of the ...
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Is it reasonable to set up a hidden camera in one's office?

Someone I know --not me and not in my workplace-- has noticed a number of incidents of vandalism and petty theft in their office and in the offices of colleagues in nearby offices. Given that all ...
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How do I report the improper use of social security numbers at work?

At my workplace, my employer has a web based timeclock. At each location, we have a shared computer at the counter that employees use to clock in. The user ID that each person is assigned is their ...
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Can I ask a freelance agency to not send me my own personal info through email?

To be clear, I'm an independent contractor: people come to their website and ask for services, and I reply to the ones I can help with. If they decide to go with me, all payment goes through the ...
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Management is failing at enforcing their own security policies, what should I do?

At my current job, some of my duties are related to security. I know security and usability are inversely proportional, and because of that I have tried very hard to find the proper balance. I have ...
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Is it possible to work for an overseas contractor without a security clearance? [closed]

I always hear tales of Sysadmins doing overseas contractor work for 6 figures tax-free. I am willing to go overseas, even in a more dangerous country to do IT work. All of the resources I find are ...
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How to let clients know that they are being spied on [closed]

In the past I have found out that clients were being spied on. This happened twice; in both times I told them. And in both times I got burned for it. I have no regrets and I got a clear conscience. ...
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7answers
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Why would personal computers not be allowed at the office?

What are the reasons for forbidding bringing a personal computer to the office (not for primary work use, but disallowed in any case)?
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1answer
589 views

How much information should I give my former boss when I lost a company key? [closed]

I just ended my job and my last day was yesterday. I had lost my keys (I know, I'm bad) and informed the secretary who is encharge of them and she gave me a replacement set. The other day when I left ...
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4answers
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Moving to new technologies when colleagues don't want to [closed]

I work with really old technology which takes ages to create websites. The security is also bad (tons of vulnerabilities such as XSS, CSRF...). How do I change to a better situation? The guy who ...
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Should the manager be CC'd when sending username and password to employee

I often create logins for new employees and then send them an email with their login credentials. While doing so I also CC their manager to let him know his user has been setup. Is this the right ...
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4answers
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Revoking access privileges when someone leaves a job

I work in a start up company, with a very small team. This has been my first and only job since I graduated too. Recently, a person on design team left our company for greener pastures elsewhere and ...
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2answers
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Employers installing keyloggers on work PC [closed]

I am in Canada. Is it legal for your employer to install a keylogger or other monitoring software on your workplace PC without informing you of this fact? Do I have any right regarding this?