UK Telecommuters Risk Not Showering For Weeks

from the working-from-home-actually-means-you-can-never-leave-work dept

After the US government decreed that telecommuting is vital to national security, a UK study found that working at home poses a higher security risk. The survey found that telecommuters are more lax with computer security procedures, and therefore expose their companies to computer virus and hacker threats. The survey also found that employees working at home were distracted by television and lonely. Worker issues are nothing new, whether the workers are sitting in cubes or in their living room. Telecommuting provides a more flexible working arrangement enabled by today's technology. Supposedly, "the only way to protect against the growing security threat was for businesses to take the responsibility off home workers". Well, that just seems obvious. If you just sent your workers home and didn't take responsibility for their security, isn't it obvious why there is a security threat? This study seems like an alarmist exercise. Oh wait, the study was done by Novell, who just so happens to sell security software. If only they had a solution for the loneliness and showering problem (though maybe those two problems are actually related).
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