Magazine article Security Management

Worker Mobility Challenges Security

Magazine article Security Management

Worker Mobility Challenges Security

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The American workplace is undergoing dramatic changes as the work force becomes increasingly mobile and as more workers fulfill their duties from home. According to a new report from InfoBeads, a research subsidiary of Ziff-Davis Corporation, the number of telecommuters reached 6.8 million in 1999, a 30 percent increase over 1998 figures. What's more, the "Technology User Profile Study" indicated that although most telecommuting is parttime, the number of full-time telecommuters grew substantially-at a pace of 78 percent from 1998 to 1999. The company estimates that 951,000 workers base their entire operations outside of the companies' office space.

The very nature of telecommuting means an additional workload for a company's information technology staff, especially with regard to keeping remote access secure and ensuring that the staff's home systems are secure. Further, InfoBeads found that the majority of mobile workers are either executive/managerial level or professional specialty workers, meaning that the types of information they typically work with and the level of access they need to core systems require meticulous attention to security. …

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