The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported today of the sentencing of a local IT manager for sabotage after being fired. He received 2+ years of jail time for using an administrative account to delete files after he was terminated. Okay, forgive the sensationalist post headline, but here is a prime example of why IT must be diligent in removing access for separated employees … even and maybe especially an IT employee. The IT manager and the admin staff cannot worry about hurting feelings or diminishing the reputation of someone they respect. It’s good practice. It’s not worth the risk. Yes, there may always be back door risk, but at least lock the front door.