Security vital to successful remote working

Tuesday, 23 March 2004, 12:15 PM EST

The number one security threat is still viruses, not so much because they trash systems but because they overwhelm them.

Only this month, new variants of the Bagel, MyDoom and Netsky viruses flooded the internet as rival virus writers sought to out-do one another. Remote workers are particularly vulnerable to computer virus infection.

"Detached from their 'mothership' network, remote workers' computers are often not up-to-date with the latest antivirus software and product security patches," explained Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for antivirus specialist Sophos.

"You should treat remote users as though they are on your network, because if their systems become infected, they could pass this on to customers, which could be very damaging for the business."

By Lindsay Nicolle at vnunet.

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