Home workers’ safety worries


Mobile workers think the web is safer despite companies’ worries over internet security, new research has found.

Despite the majority thinking they are safer in the office, remote workers are softening their perception of security threats, according to Cisco Systems. Its study found more than half now think the internet is getting safer, an increase of eight per cent.

"Businesses have the opportunity to benefit from productivity increases while preventing security risks from undermining them," John N.Stewart, chief security officer advised.

However, the survey found 55 per cent of all employers now believe their remote workers are being less disciplined, 11 per cent more than in 2007.

Mr Stewart said that despite these worries, workers will continue to alternate between city offices and other locations.

"Remote access and distributed workforces are here to stay. They provide competitive advantages and greater operational efficiency."

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