[oclug] [OT] - In need of comments
chris123 at magma.ca
Thu Aug 8 15:13:56 EDT 2002
On August 8, 2002 12:52 pm, Bigras, Guy wrote:
> Hello all,
> I've offered to help by looking at their setup and on the event that they
> fire him, I would make sure that no harm is done to the systems. My
> concern is that should I even be involved in something like this ? I don't
> mind helping but I also don't want to be messed up in legal battles (if it
> should occur). Should this small company talk to the authorities before
> hand to find out what their options are ?
Under no circumstances should you get involved in the situation except under
one condition. More on that later.
1. The employer has an agreement in place with his staff, That agreement binds
both parties under provincial law to certain obligations. Deviation bby
either party from that contract is subject to a variety of rules: ie:
legistlation and regulations.
2. Should an employee hinder or alter the operation or equipement that owned
by his employer he/she is governed by a series of regualtions that could lead
to civil or criminal prosecution.
3. This is an internal matter that you want too stay as far away from as
What you can do.
1. Negotiate a contract with the company to provide consulting services to do
install or upgrade the firewall and related security systems for the business.
Have the contract specifically state that access passwords will be known only
to the consultant and one other party, ie: the owner in this case.
Upon completion, suggest and cost a suitable migrations strategy to an
alternaitve platform of your choice.
Best of luck
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