what we’re reading, week of 5/11

Posted: May 14, 2009 in Highlights

Tech Republic…
The challenges of supporting a client with telecommuters
Susan Harkins addresses some of the challenges employers are facing while instituting telecommuting policies for employees. VPNs are the best way for workers to connect to the network remotely, however Susan points out that VPNs are vulnerable because they lack a firewall. However, NCP Secure Entry Client has an integrated firewall, making it a great solution for employers. We discussed some of these issues a few weeks back with the scare of the Swine Flu, but thought Susan made some good pointers so we included it in this week’s highlights.

TMCnet.com…
AEP Networks Study Finds Remote Data Security Pressing Issue
David Sims reports on a recent study by AEP networks—more business are allowing their employees to work remotely, while not ensuring secure networks. According to the results 92 percent of organizations questioned allow their employees to work remotely or on the move, while only 44 percent of respondents believe that their networks are no more than ‘quite’ secure. As working remotely becomes more prevalent, 61 percent are relying on VPN security.

Network World…
Who will check the security of cloud providers?
Tim Greene reports on a recent study done by Forrester’s analyst Chenxi Wang, “How Secure is Your Cloud?”. The report looks in depth at cloud computing security issues. One issue in particular is that more companies are turning to cloud computing as a way to save money because of the recession. As a result, customers must be intently aware of cloud privacy and security to prevent any posed risks.

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