An Inside Job: Extending Enterprise Protection to Remote Laptops

An Inside Job: Extending Enterprise Protection to Remote Laptops

02:11, November 3 2010

By M86 Security

IT managers face significant threats from remote workers and business travellers — in fact virtually any employee who takes a laptop home at night or on the road. To be clear, it's not the employees themselves who are the problem. What's happening is that remote workers are unintentionally and unknowingly infecting their laptops with spyware, Trojans, worms and other malicious code. Then they turn around and plug those laptops into the enterprise when they're back in the office. IT managers need to understand the severity of the situation, what's driving it and why it's only going to get worse. They can also familiarise themselves with tools that can help get things under control.

IT managers face significant threats from remote workers and business travellers — in fact virtually any employee who takes a laptop home at night or on the road. To be clear, it's not the employees themselves who are the problem. What's happening is that remote workers are unintentionally and unknowingly infecting their laptops with spyware, Trojans, worms and other malicious code. Then they turn around and plug those laptops into the enterprise when they're back in the office. IT managers need to understand the severity of the situation, what's driving it and why it's only going to get worse. They can also familiarise themselves with tools that can help get things under control.

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