Risks associated with remote working

Remote working is putting businesses at risk of data security breaches, according to a recent survey.

The survey of office workers in the UK and Germany revealed that a third of respondents had lost unsecured mobile devices in public places, with 75% of mobile devices containing work-related data. Almost half of respondents said that they never encrypt the data they take out of the office, 30% said they do not protect it with passwords and nearly 10% said they do not protect it at all.

Only 6% said they were concerned about losing business data when working remotely. Less than 60% of respondents said their organisation had a remote working policy, and where there was a policy, more than one in four respondents admitted to not having complied with it.

For guidance on this and other IT issues relating to your business, call the Chamber on 01274 230074 / 230093.

Written on 11th November 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Current Issues, Employment, News