Realistically, workers want to have access to their work wherever they are and want to be able to connect through their own personal equipment at times – whether that is a smartphone or an iPad. For IT professionals, trying to make sure that the explosion in growth of remote device access matches the security that is needed can be a challenge. While every worker wants to be able to quickly login remotely and access their data, the reality is that the easier it is for them to login, the easier it is for hackers to intercept the login and cause havoc for the company. Ultimately, the best way to guard against this is with a formalized policy.
Next time, stay tuned for a complete check-list of remote access must-haves.