Since writing a book on home computer security I’ve become increasingly aware of how poor security on home computers is having an effect on enterprise security. But the converse is also true; good home security can have a beneficial influence on the enterprise.
There are several ways in which deficiencies in home computer security can impact businesses. Firstly, malware on home computers is being used by criminals and hacktivists to commit fraud and to disrupt legitimate business use of the internet, through botnets for example. Secondly, more and more staff are telecommuting, or working from home, which may involve transferring documents to the home PC, or using a business laptop in an insecure environment. [Read more...]