Unofficial work at home is data security risk

Tuesday, 5 June 2007, 12:20 AM EST

It’s not federal teleworkers who are a security risk so much as employees who unofficially work from home on nights or weekends.

According to a new survey, more than half of all non-teleworking employees carry data files home and more than 40 percent log onto their agency’s network from home. What’s more, unofficial teleworkers are much less likely to be security-conscious than teleworking employees, according to the survey released June 4 by Telework Exchange, a public-private partnership that supports telework.

At the Federal Times.

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