MOD 6 POST HR SYSTEMS.docx - Consider the following In your position as an IT Department supervisor you notice while skimming through some logged audit

MOD 6 POST HR SYSTEMS.docx - Consider the following In your...

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Consider the following: In your position as an IT Department supervisor, you notice while skimming through some logged audit data that a fellow employee and close friend had copied insignificant, non-secure, non-confidential data from his/her system to an external storage device against company policy. Would you report the activity to the appropriate personnel in senior management per the stated requirement published in the company’s HR manual?" Go beyond a simple "yes" or "no" response by providing your reasons and justifications for taking such a position. First, I will simply answer yes to the question and then elaborate as to why. I am going to draw from my almost 19 years of experience in the Air Force for this discussion. One of the core values in the Air Force is Integrity. A value that is instilled from day 1 in basic training. Integrity is doing what is right even when no one is looking. In my world people can die or cause security breaches that could harm protection of our people and our country.
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Unformatted text preview: That statement doesn't directly transfer to the business world of fraud, but, damage can and will be done if fraud isn't taken care of immediately. One important aspect that goes hand in hand with integrity is bravery. It's not easy to stand up against your friends and coworkers but if you see something wrong, then you have a moral responsibility to do something about it. When you see something that is fraudulent and turn your head, you are just as guilty because essentially you are saying that it is ok. Letting fraud happen will erode good order and discipline. What happens when the fraud is brought to light and through an investigation and they discover you knew and said nothing? Being brave and having integrity and equally important, holding people accountable, will set a tone of leadership and trust within the company and will deter those questionable people from attempting fraud....
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