With 23% of office employees expecting to work primarily from home for the foreseeable future and another 16% planning to telecommute at least half of the time, according to a recent Hewlett-Packard report, home-based workers will be under increasing pressure to take responsibility for their own data security. Technology vendors are stepping up to the challenge.
There’s plenty of advice out there about how to secure home networks, including this outstanding PC World roundup. If you use strong passwords on sensitive accounts, encrypt Wi-Fi traffic, keep your malware protection up to date, and back up to the cloud, you should be covered. But not everyone has the expertise or time to attend to all the details.