Question about remote access, VPN access security policies
Posted on 2008-06-24
I have a question about remote access policies and what potential risks a company could be opening up.
Currently, the company allows part time employees VPN clients installed on non-company machines in order to access certain internal resources from home offices.
My questions are:
*What sort of security risks would this policy be opening up? Is there a strong risk of viruses and malware spreading throughout the network if one of these non-company machines gets infected and connects to the VPN?
*Any risk with having computers with VPN access and mapped shared drives on home wireless networks that may or may not have security enabled?
* In an ideal situation for IT, what remote access policies could be in place to ensure the integrity and security of the network?