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Questions tagged [security]

Security is the degree of resistance to, or protection from, harm. Workplace questions should only be tagged with this if they relate to actual security concerns (physical or digital) and are specific to the workplace. See extended tag info for usage guidelines.

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Is it acceptable to leave laptop in locked car? [closed]

I was issued a high-end Mac laptop to perform my work. I was told that I should take the laptop to and from the office with me. Often on my way home form the office I stop by the grocery store or ...
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How to request colleague assistance for on call support during manager vacation?

I recently joined the information security team at my employer about a month ago. Just this week, I started to participate in off hours on-call support as security must be available on a continuous ...
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Separating work and personal accounts

How to separate personal and professional accounts? Everyone knows it's a good practice to separate personal and professional emails, but when talking about online accounts things get murkier. I ...
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Is it ok if I ask the employer for the contract iI have not signed yet

I have been given a job offer for a job in another country (Chiang Mai, Thailand), it is the first time I work abroad so I am not sure what to do to secure myself, should I ask for a signed contract ...
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Would a big security breach destroy a programmer's career? [closed]

I am a programmer. I heard about Ccleaner security breach, I think Ccleaner is dead by now, who would trust such apps, one security breach destroyed a well known company. I guess the manager would be ...
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Lost my company ID card on first week of work. How to report this to my supervisor? [closed]

Update Luckily, a colleague found my card and handed it back to our secretary. Seems that I forgot it in a meeting room. Thanks everybody for the suggestions anyway. I started to work in a new ...
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Client's convoluted security measures are creating bigger risks, how to rebuild but preserve the original intent? [closed]

Accessing this client's system is a convoluted process, and parts of their infrastructure are unreliable. The original intent of this setup was that there would be layers of access to prevent people ...
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How to better track identities within company? [closed]

One of my responsibilities at work is to perform periodic user access reviews. A frustrating problem has been inconsistent to poor documentation,such as it becomes difficult to map users to roles. ...
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How a cloud data center company hires security guards [closed]

In reading a little about cloud security on platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Google Cloud, I realize they have to hire security guards in addition to having the software-level and ...
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How to use personal accounts like Github on work computers? [closed]

I'm a software engineer and I use Github for all of my personal/open-source and work related stuff. In my new job, the IT department insists on giving us laptops without full admin access and I ...
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How do I wear my badge (work tag) on my trousers? [closed]

I wear my badge (work tag with embedded RFID identification chip) around my neck, but I see some people have it mounted to the upper part of the trouser. I would like to do that, but I don't know how. ...
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Dealing with a development VM with no internet connection [closed]

I recently just started working at a company that is going to change the way their employees develop code. They are switching from one machine (VM) that does everything, meaning communicate to other ...
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Information Security hiring

I was discussing an issue with an ex-colleague. He is currently assisting (as an HR member) with hiring for an Information Security department, where the Information Security team are responsible for ...
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Are incorrect login attempts logged in by the website or company [closed]

When you put in an incorrect user id and/or password , do companies/websites keep a record of that? Like for example Joe1 had an incorrect login attempt at this time? And if so how long do they keep ...
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The kind of safe a large company uses for important documents [closed]

Wondering what a larger company with resources uses to store important potentially confidential documents. Or what is recommended as best practices if most companies don't typically adhere to them. ...
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How to respond to third party (vendor) theft and fraud? [closed]

Our organization acquired a software from a software engineer (Alice). Alice designed the software to take 2% off the top of all transactions and place it into her bank account. If we complained to ...