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Letting The Telecommuters Into The Network

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You worked hard to keep the space rabble out of your network. Now make sure the good guys can get in.

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The Important Things

Before you open the gates of your compound to your fellow humans, here are some final words of advice on keeping out the slathering monsters beyond the walls:

  • The lamest dual-mode authentication beats the slickest new trick. So take back the link to the national nose-print database if it isn't integrated with strong password protection.

  • If your troops are going to work on the road, talk to them about physical notebook security.

  • If your users are working at home, put something in the six-month memo about the safest place for storing passwords: in their heads! They are guardians of your network now.