Working from home in today’s market has become common practice for some organizations. Employees feel like they are more productive at home, and 76% of those surveyed say, that when they need to get the work done, they avoid regular office hours. Plus working from home, you get;
So working from home is great… but there are some serious downsides. Only 50% of those who work from home actually stay at home to work. A significant portion of people take their work to coffee shops or other public places. This creates an obvious security risk as employees working out of home, not in the office are using public Wi-Fi which is usually unsecure. This means that anything you are working on is susceptible to third party viewing.
IT professionals work hard to make the office space a secure network for data filing and transferring, but have little to no control over devices using public Wi-Fi, even if they are using a secure user on their device. This doesn’t mean that employees shouldn’t be allowed to work from home; but those who do need to take precautions.
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