Security must focus on desktop policy

Tuesday, 7 November 2006, 2:20 PM EST

The challenge of controlling security threats triggered by users in the workplace shows no sign of abating, new research commissioned by Check Point Software Technologies suggests.

The study carried out by YouGov, which sampled over 1000 UK corporate employees, reveals that 60 per cent of users accessed personal Web and e-mail applications such as MySpace, Hotmail and Gmail from their work computers at least once a week, with 28 per cent using an instant messenger (IM) application.

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