Working at home ‘poses security issues’

Working at home ‘poses security issues’

Smartphones and tablets are continuing to play an ever-growing role in the world of business as employees now take their work home with them.

A new survey from Infosecurity Europe has revealed that the practice of continuing to work after office hours can impact on the security of corporate data and sensitive information.

Claire Sellick, event director for the organisation, said that the freedom delivered by smartphones, tablets and laptops can pose problems for the IT security departments that are charged with keeping information safe.

The survey found that more than a quarter of people using mobile devices at home do not have strong security measures in place.

Ms Sellick said failing to implement security measures is leaving workers and their firms "vulnerable to security breaches".

Mobile device management is one way for businesses to keep track of their sensitive information and corporate data, while always having the option of wiping a lost or stolen smartphone.