How to Totally Compromise a Fortune 500
Me: "Oh wow, traffic was terrible. Is it usually this
Employee: "Yep, every day! Are you new around here?"
Me: "Well kind of, I do most of my work out of the San
Francisco office I'm just here to do a quick Y2K Audit."
Employee: "That sounds pretty exciting. The company flies
you across the US for this?"
Me: "They sure do, I've never been to Las Vegas, so I
was especially looking forward to this trip."
We walked across the parking lot and were now standing in
front of a large double glass door with two visible security
cameras and a proximity key card system. My new friend, who I
later learned was the Director of Marketing, held his badge to
the proximity reader and was rewarded by a quick "pop"
as the magnetic locks on the double doors were released. I walked
in confidantly, giving no sign that I didn't belong. As I approached
the front desk, an attractive young lady who proudly wore a nametag
identifying her as "Jan" greeted me with a smile.
Me: "Hi Jan, I'm Rob from the San Francisco office.
I'm here to do a Y2K audit. Could you direct me to the break
room? I haven't had my coffee this morning and, well, I'm just
not human until I get some of that devil juice in my system."
Jan: "Oh, nice to meet you, Rob. Sure, the break room
is through those double doors and down the hall to your right.
Since you're visiting from the San Francisco office, I'll buzz
you right through. Oh, I'm out of temporary badges. Just take
this yellow sticky note and write your name, office location
and the word visitor underneath it, then clip it to your shirt
pocket. That way, people will know your name."
Me: "Thanks, Jan. You know, I'm going to have to take
you out for lunch so you can show me around Las Vegas, right!"
<Innocent friendly flirt>
Jan: "Tee-hee, Sure, babe, if you're buying, I'm game.
Oh, by the way, if you need access to the server room, just
talk to Mark McMillan. He can get you a temporary access code.
The Deloitte & Touche auditors had a lot of problems, though.
So if you run into trouble just call x1566."
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