Home working security warning

Remote workers are neglecting to secure their equipment when working from home, according to research from security supplier Sonicwall.

Remote workers are neglecting to secure their equipment when working from home, according to research from security supplier Sonicwall.

With many corporates actively encouraging home working and many top job prospects demanding flexible working businesses must ensure malware does not get in through the back door.

According to the findings a massive 88% of the surveyed group stored passwords in obvious places with over half relying on their memory to keep track of network passwords.

But the survey also revealed that 76% of employees believe that working remotely is an aid to productivity and 61% are convinced that their managers agree.

Keith Bird, managing director of Sonicwall UK said, “Having a mobile workforce is a necessity for many businesses - and enabling flexibility for staff is a fantastic way to allow employees to contribute wherever their location.

"One problem that often occurs is that home workers tend to operate behind inferior firewalls compared to those used in the office. This can often lead to a weak link in the security network, which in turn can lead to unwanted malware and hacking.”

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