Companies strike back at mobile hacks
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Chris Pallack   
Hacks/Cracks Hackers beware! If you think the telecommuters at Lexis-Nexis are easy targets, you'd better think again. These telecommuters are not the kinds who disable anti-virus software to download the latest version of Napster, thereby creating holes that hackers can use to . . . Hackers beware! If you think the telecommuters at Lexis-Nexis are easy targets, you'd better think again. These telecommuters are not the kinds who disable anti-virus software to download the latest version of Napster, thereby creating holes that hackers can use to access their company's network. Armed with strict security policies, firewalls on laptops, virus-scanning software and secure dial-up accounts, all Lexis-Nexis employees -- from assistants to the CEO -- are so tough about security that they're more likely to wear combat boots than bunny slippers when working from home.

"We're well aware of the exposure telecommuting brings," said Leo Cronin, director of information security at Lexis-Nexis, an information services division of Reed Elsevier PLC, in Dayton, Ohio. "That is why we have several policies in place that give us control over their environment. The majority of our employees are well aware of the risks [to the company] if they break the policies."

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