Secure a Mobile Workforce
(Businessweek) — Some 2.8 million Americans now work permanently from home offices and a full 38 million (37 percent of the total U.S. workforce) telecommute at least once a month. For the most part, the mainstreaming of telecommuting and the arrival of the virtual or mobile office has been a positive development, both in terms of employee productivity and cost reduction. However, one of the challenges of the proliferating mobile workforce is for companies to ensure that their most-sensitive customer and corporate information is truly secure. Here are five steps your company can implement quickly and cost-effectively. 1. Deploy comprehensive endpoint security to check endpoint devices for spyware and malware.