Gartner Research

Best Practices in Information Security Before, During and After Employee Downsizing

Published: 03 February 2009

ID: G00164976

Analyst(s): Roberta Witty , Jay Heiser , Ant Allan


When employees fear that their jobs are in danger, their loyalty to the enterprise declines and the risk of data loss and sabotage increases. The IT security organization can and should play a critical role in anticipating, reducing and mitigating these risks.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Overview
  • Analysis
    • Best Practices Before Downsizing (Planned or Anticipated)
    • Best Practices When Planning for Downsizing
    • Best Practices During Downsizing
    • Best Practices After Downsizing
  • Bottom Line

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