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Telecommuters Surf Twice as much Porn

According to this article posted at PC Pro, ScanSafe says that remote employees are more than twice as likely to be surfing porn than employees who work in the office.

This is not a surprising stat as telecommuting takes a level of disciplineon the part of the teleworker that is far and away greater than office-bound employees. What is surprising to me is that companies are ALLOWING this type of web surfing to be taking place on their corporate computers!

Porn sites are one of the biggest security risks out there. Porn sites commonly install malware, adware, tracking cookies, and other security risks that could cause a security breach to your organization.

According to this article posted at PC Pro, ScanSafe says that remote employees are more than twice as likely to be surfing porn than employees who work in the office.

This is not a surprising stat as telecommuting takes a level of disciplineon the part of the teleworker that is far and away greater than office-bound employees. What is surprising to me is that companies are ALLOWING this type of web surfing to be taking place on their corporate computers!

Porn sites are one of the biggest security risks out there. Porn sites commonly install malware, adware, tracking cookies, and other security risks that could cause a security breach to your organization.

In most cases you want to use technology as an enabler for employees to be as efficient as possible, particularly your remote employees who are frequently less scrutinized because most of management’s attention is focused on the employees that are in the office every day. This, however is one of those instances where technology needs to enforce the policies of the organization so that the company can protect itself and its intellectual property from compromise and disclosure. Data leakage as a result of inappropriate employee web surfing and irresponsible organizational content filtering policies is one of the easiest insider threats to mitigate. Companies should be doing everything that they can be to assure that this is not an avenue of information disclosure.

Published by our partner MX Logic.

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