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PO7.8 - Job Change and Termination

This topic is intended to enable collaboration and sharing of information to facilitate a better understanding and approach to implementing this COBIT control objective based on the risk, value and guidance provided by its corresponding control practices.

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Job Change and Termination

Take expedient actions regarding job changes, especially job terminations. Knowledge transfer should be arranged, responsibilities reassigned and access rights removed such that risks are minimised and continuity of the function is guaranteed.

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Value Drivers

  • Efficient and effective continuation of business-critical operations
  • Improved staff retention
  • A more secure information environment through timely and appropriate restriction of access
  Risk Drivers
  • Unauthorised access when employees are terminated
  • Lack of smooth continuation of business-critical operations

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  1. Include the need for job change and termination procedures within human resource policies.
  2. Document and implement exit procedures for termination of employment that include reassignment of job duties so disruptions are minimised and job transfer procedures including necessary knowledge transfer, timely securing of logical and physical access, security of the organisation’s assets, and exit interviews.
  3. Design job change procedures to ensure efficient continuation with minimal disruption, providing guidance on the need for job mentoring, job handover steps and preparatory formal training.
  4. Include in job change procedures confirmation that logical and physical access privileges have been revised and aligned with the new job requirements.

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Hello, I am looking to convince a group of non-Information Security professionals that automatically disabling a user’s network access is best practice and should be put in place to better secure the organization. Do you know of any resource that woul...
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