Mobile workers undo security measures

Monday, 3 September 2007, 12:00 AM EST

IT departments go through all kinds of headaches to lock down their computers, only to have their employees undermine everything with foolish behavior out of the office. That's the conclusion of a new report by antivirus vendor Trend Micro.

The more mobile an end user is, the more likely he is to send confidential information via instant messaging or Web mail, the report found. These are points of weakness that even the most locked down of laptops can't block. They also engage in risky online behavior such as visiting social networks or downloading movies.

At Enterprise Networking.

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