We have 100 employees… and what’s wrong with us all using the guest Admin WiFi Password?

We have 100 employees… and what’s wrong with us all using the guest Admin WiFi Password?

See, you keep asking me about Wi-Fi thoughtlessness (aka, stupid Wi-Fi use). I’ll answer your question with a story. In 2015, four young men friends from Stanford did a start-up. When their startup hit 30 employees, VC came along and gave them $12m, paying the CFO to leave for $1.2m. That’s normal, VC’s often have their own CFO structures. But $1.2m is not bad for a 25-year-old fella. Within 2 years, the firm was worth $140 million, and the now ex-CFO 25-year-old fella was MAD, because if he waited 1 year, his ownership would have been worth $12m, and if he kept on waiting…more and more. So, in the middle of the night, maybe a few times, that ex-CFO parked in his ex-startups parking lot, logged into the Wi-Fi using the guest-admin password on one of the airport extremes, connected to QuickBooks, deleted all data prior to his departure, deleted all files that he had signed or created, deleted all backups relating to finance, and deleted all models related to the startup. When the VC appointed CFO started to notice missing data, it was too late, and backups had all been deleted. So, does that answer your question about thoughtlessness around everyone using 1 Wi-Fi password, like, for 3 years….?

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Steve Boullianne, Multiple post-graduate degrees, Mind/Body/Spirit enthusiast, & a member of Mensa. Loves Skiing, Scuba, and Food. Steve’s First job out of college was programming satellites for AT&T. Founded IPSOFACTO in 1996, Y2K boom, e-Commerce super success, 2.1 boom. Steve is ready to Mediate high quality for all life, our one planet, and human kindness. Loves to dance and tell jokes. Steve believes that Excellent Communication is key to human success (and failure). Steve has 3 sons who are his STARS. They will carry the world into a brilliant future. Since 1996, Steve has been a volunteer drug and alcoholism counselor in the Bay Area. The power of the Great Spirit is in you. Steve is a good friend to have.