Thursday, April 3, 2008

Security Is The Final Frontier for Telecommuters

Of course, Stella is pro-telecommuting. I know it works, and I know that it's a great way to work. Most of the complaints and concerns about telecommuting from a management perspective (people will goof off, there won't be adequate teamwork, my slippers are getting worn out) are easily resolved with good behaviors and tools.

Security is a huge concern, though. This article from IT Business Edge goes through a lot of the concerns, and they're valid. Telecommuters must be ever vigilant because if there is a security breach and it is your fault, that's really bad.

Lock up your laptops. Use the VPN religiously. Keep the kids and their nasty downloads off your work computer. Don't mess things up for the rest of us.


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