Your client calls with bad news. His burgeoning company had just recorded its best quarter ever. It seemed as though the sky was the limit, and others had started to take notice – including competitors. In the flurry of publicity, the company’s biggest rival head-hunted the company’s star salesperson. Up-and-comers were waiting in the wings to take her place, so your client thought everything would be fine – that is, until someone realized that the ex-salesperson downloaded customer lists, client data, and other confidential information onto a flash drive and took it with her.

Upon inspection of the ex-employee’s emails, the company’s IT department discovered that she was actually working for the competition two months before she resigned. And before she left, she permanently erased all contents of her company laptop, much of which was not stored elsewhere. Your client says the whole ordeal has already cost his company thousands of dollars to investigate and likely will cost much more in lost revenue.

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