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Five signs an employee plans to leave with your company’s data

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    A global high-tech manufacturer had reached its boiling point after several of its sales reps left the company unexpectedly and took with them sales leads and other data to their new employers.

    The company needed to stop the thefts before they happened. So the company hired several security analysts who manually looked at the behavior patterns for all sales reps working on its cloud-based CRM system, and then matched them with the behaviors of those who ultimately quit their jobs. What they were able to correlate was startling.

    Sales reps that had shown a spike in abnormal system activity between weeks nine and 12 of a financial quarter generally quit at the end of week 13 – in many cases because they knew they weren’t going to meet their sales quotas, says Rohit Gupta, president of cloud security automation firm Palerra, which now works with the manufacturer.

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