Want to cut the security risks from home offices? Here's how

Tuesday, 27 February 2007, 1:30 AM EST

Telecommuters are nothing new at TriNet Group Inc., a human resources outsourcer in San Leandro, Calif. In fact, a significant part of the company’s workforce operates remotely, either out of their homes or in small satellite offices, all on laptop computers, according to Bob Dehnhardt, the company’s network and information security manager.

But over the past 18 months, Dehnhardt has grown increasingly concerned about the rising number of mobile computer security breaches in the news, most notably the theft of a laptop and external drive from a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs employee — an incident that compromised the personal data of 26.5 million veterans and military personnel.

At Computerworld.

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