This is nothing new, lessons should have been learned and systems of backup and security of all machines followed post education of all users.
Back in the real world the words ‘how much?’ Ring true in every management level craving the next bonus for shaving a budget. Some snotty kid replacing experienced tech support who is a nephew of some accounts director with a grudge without a clue about security, just playing games all day. Management who you warned for seven long tedious years to not use the same password for everything and everyone so they can access everything without having to remember a list of passwords. Morons who tell you to stop the password updates and moan about costs while shoving a clown from Micro$ft into your face to discuss cloud storage only to balk at the per Gb cost yet again.
Don’t even mention the passwords scrawled in sharpie on the monitor edge. Pizza guy, delivery person walking by. Even companies vying for business can see some walking through. Is it any wonder I lost hair.
Christ, we have all been through this in a medium sized outfit trying to play with the big boys. They spend it all on image and shiny things but you mention security of systems and they say we will discuss it at board level and fob you off.
They all get what they deserve. I write books now, a lot less stressful.