By Alyssa Rosenberg
July 8, 2008
Many federal employees are using wireless Internet when they telework,
but agencies could do more to increase wireless adoption and to train
employees on information security, a report  released Tuesday found.
Training is particularly important, said Cindy Auten, general manager of
the Telework Exchange, an Alexandria, Va., public-private partnership
that published the report along with Sprint Nextel. More employees are
bringing home work after hours and on weekends, and they might not be
aware of proper security measures, she said.
"If you're trained [to work] in a remote environment, then [you know]
you shouldn't leave your laptop in your car, [you understand] encryption
[and you make] sure your laptop is safe no matter what you do with it,"
Auten said. "Someone who is used to working in an office environment
[might not be] familiar with [telework] policies."
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