If you plan on catching up on some work from home and you’re using a personal device such as a smartphone or a personal laptop … DON’T! Unless your personal device is covered under a managed services plan, you could accidentally introduce a virus into your company’s network.
Only devices that are under a vigilant watch of patching, updating and monitoring should be used to work remotely. Side note: A company such as Computerware can set up a way for you to work from home securely.
Alan Edwards, CISM, is chief information officer at Computerware, Inc., in Vienna, Virginia.