Re: fewer resources and more hats
@jagibbons, I think you're dead on. This isn't a new issue, I've been seeing it for a couple decades in small businesses and I see it stem from the same handful of places. First is the cost to fully secure anything. A small business will chose to do things like fix a delivery van over spend the money needed to properly secure their network. Secondly many employees wear multiple hats, I've seen functions in HR, IT and Accounting being performed by the same person, if you want to make it easy for someone to embezzle from you those would be the three roles combined that would make it almost impossible to catch them. Lastly is that small businesses tend to form closer relationships that can be good and bad. A good employee will be very loyal and will break their back trying to move the company forward but when things go bad they take it very personally and are more apt to do something in retribution.