back to article Security breaches where working from home is involved are costlier, claims IBM report

Firms looking to save money by shifting to more flexible ways of working will need to think carefully about IT security and the additional cost of breaches linked to staff working from home. That's according to the latest annual "Cost of a Data Breach Report" conducted by Ponemon Institute along with IBM Security, which found …

  1. Nate Amsden

    assuming they don't differentiate

    Between working from home full time, and working from home occasionally. Key point being even if you are working from home occasionally(as in you may be based in the office 5 days a week but sometimes login to VPN when your not in the office to do something) the infrastructure needs to exist to provide remote access, so things are more vulnerable since those remote access devices have security issues of their own on occasion.

    While several organizations are moving workers back to offices I don't think (m)any will be removing remote access entirely across their employee base.

  2. McCovican

    I mean, this kinda feels a bit like a non-story that every C-level waste of oxygen is going to jump on to with all the vigour of an ADHD kid after pilfering the sweet shop, ignoring that the crux of the matter wasn't actually working from home itself - it was the sudden shift to working from home without preparation and resources.

  3. devin3782

    Is this another one of those "bugs are 100x more expensive to fix in production" baseless type reports IBM puts out which no one checks for decades?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      or part of the "everyone must work from a central location" directive aimed at older IBM-ers who'd successfully adapted to two decades of remote working?

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  5. trevorde Silver badge

    At least when you're working from home, you can't leave your laptop (or USB stick) on the train

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Don't tell me what I can't do!

      You have no idea what I am capable of.

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