In his slide masters, Tom Peters has a great slide about Starbuck's. The slide quotes a regional manager of Starbuck's as saying:
"We have identified a â€˜third place.â€™ And I really believe that sets us apart. The third place is that place thatâ€™s not work or home. Itâ€™s the place our customers come for refuge.â€
The interesting thing about this concept of Starbuck's is that the "third place" comes with a wireless network and the ability to do much of the work that-- pre-Starbuck's -- you could only do at work.
From the perspective of information security, that puts a whole new spin on the idea of protection - no longer do your firewalls or IDS/IPS solutions (or even your vulnerability management tools) have a significant chance of maintaining network control - all you have is the laptop that sits on a table next to a venti carmel mochaccino to ward off the evil bad guys that are sitting at Starbuck's with your employees.