Video: Three Ways to Overcome Security Risks When Offboarding Employees, Contractors, and Temps

Employee turnover creates significant challenges for enterprise organizations. Chief among them are concerns related to offboarding security risks.

Recent reports show that employee turnover in the US is likely to increase by 20% in 2022 in comparison to pre-pandemic levels.

Staff terminations, either voluntarily or forced, require de-provisioning and recovering software and hardware assets. In addition, there is the challenge of employees that operate in a remote or hybrid workforce.

Recovering an employee’s laptop isn’t enough to secure the offboarding process. When organizations fail to secure a departing employee’s access, those employees may still have access to cloud applications from a different device. If you don’t have a record of where those employees’ equipment is or what software is on it, your organization can be vulnerable to security, compliance and financial risks.

These challenges also speak to larger challenges that companies have with SaaS use. The average enterprise organization has roughly 364 apps in its IT estate, but research shows that less than half are used regularly. Also, every app has its own licensing and tracking scheme, which is usually managed by a siloed system. Today, 76% of enterprises are using multiple systems to monitor inventory data about different technologies.

Manually managing all of these components simply isn’t feasible at the enterprise level. So, what is the solution?