Telework security recommendations
Government Security News has a special section on Telework and Continuity Planning. Among the topics is the security threat associated with mobile workers. One of the key concerns is "the connection of infected devices to internal networks". This threat has increased to due viruses that can auto-run and infect a computer from a USB device.
Kanguru Defender Elite USB flash drive will soon be shipping standard with anti-virus protection built-in. The device is fully encrypted with 256-bit AES hardware encryption, so that mobile workers can transport data without fear of data theft.
The ability to work from any location may be crucial to restoring government services in the event of an emergency. However, agencies might be introducing new risks if portability is not coupled with security.