Thank you for taking the time to meet with my wife and I yesterday.
I heard your point that “someone” could have gone in and used Joe Barone’s computer to send email in question. However I highly doubt it. See my reasoning below.
I spoke with a colleague and we came up with a few scenarios for your theory to be correct. Here is the most logical one. It is still pulling straws.
1. Joe Barone would have had to leave his computer on and logged in
a. Major security flaw
2. The “someone” would have needed to gone into Joe’s office to send this email.
3. The “someone” would then have to gone into Julie’s office to print the email.
a. Julie would have also have had to leave her computer on and logged in as well.
b. The “someone” would also have to remember to “mark as unread” or delete the email to cover his/her tracks.
Another scenario would be stolen password’s which opens another whole can of worms.
Let’s say that theory is correct.
Why didn’t the two assistant managers who received this email bring this up to you or Human Resources.
True the “someone” was in Julie’s office and may have deleted it, was he also able to get onto Stephens computer.
I asked you about financial audits leading up to Information Technology security audits. You answered that you have had IT security audits.
One of the primary implementations that would come out of an audit is
· Automatic computer locking after a set period of idle time.
· Prompting for a password to log back into the system.
· The longest time frame this is generally set to is 15 minutes.
· If you have the proper security in place it is highly unlikely that the “someone” would have been able to accomplish your theory within normal time frame.
· If proper minimal security is not in place then it is a reflection on your IT staff and your outside auditors.
The email issue at hand is within my field of expertise. I know little about food & beverage beside eating and nothing about running a club.
If you need the proper techs to really get to the bottom of this I can give you qualified references.