Wednesday, February 06, 2008
The perennial question of security is raised by a new survey for Cisco by InsightExpress. Writing on Computing.co.uk, Tom Young reports that more than half (55 per cent) of respondents believe homeworking staff are becoming less diligent about security awareness, 11 per cent higher than last year. John Stewart, chief security officer at Cisco, is quoted as saying: "The blurring of the lines between work and home, and between business lives and personal lives, presents a growing challenge for businesses seeking to capitalise on the productivity benefits of the remote workforce." Globally, 12 per cent of remote workers admitted to accessing a neighbour's wireless connection. And in the UK the percentage nearly doubled from 6 per cent to 11 per cent. Personally, I find these figures very hard to believe: I don't know any homeworkers who piggyback on other people's connections.
Posted by Alex Johnson at 9:38 PM