Linked: 1 in 4 employees say they still have access to accounts from past jobs, survey finds
To borrow from Cris Carter, “Come On Man!”
Actually, it’s easy to blame some lazy IT folks for not disabling accounts, but I’d be willing to bet that quite a few of these are actually some third party app, or service, that the company uses, and doesn’t have a good procedure to sync up terminated users.
Still, if you’re going to use all those partners and set up all these different accounts, with access to data that is specific to your organization, you absolutely need to have a way to terminate those accounts. How you’re going to do that should be decided at about the same time as you’re setting up the accounts for the first time, but it’s usually something that gets overlooked until this happens.