How Small Firms Lock Down Data

The readers substitute for passwords when employees access company databases. Workers must be physically in the office to press their fingers on the readers so the devices can verify they're company employees. Substituting the readers for passwords makes it much more difficult for hackers to raid the company's network remotely.

From the Veterans Affairs Department to Ernst & Young, every week seems to produce fresh horror stories about lost or stolen customer and employee information.

The cases getting the most publicity are big corporations hit by thieves or careless workers. Yet, small companies and self-employed workers in home offices are in many ways more vulnerable. How Small Firms Lock Down Data - -

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 20th July 2006 1:18AM