Great article on employee loyalty from InfoSecurity Magazine. “People over-estimate how loyal employees are, and how loyal they can be, but they are more loyal to themselves than the company that they work for,” states Jenny Radcliffe, social engineering professional.
I agree with the statement, especially when individuals (employees) get backed into a corner by their own situations. It doesn't take much for an employee to get desperate... financial hardship, divorce, addiction, depression. Any of these can turn a perfectly normal individual into something they are typically not. The critical element is noticing the signs/behaviors, and getting help for the individual before they cross the tipping point. One way to help is to use the Soteritech Tip Line... a free service to notify the right people in your organization about fellow employees showing the warning signs.