Security measures in a telework environment should cover information systems and technology, and all other aspects of the information systems used by the employee, including paper files, other media, storage devices, and telecommunications equipment (e.g., laptops, PDAs, and cell phones). Even though employees may be working from home or another approved alternate location, it is their responsibility to protect and manage the records and other sensitive information stored on telework devices and transmitted across external networks. Employees who telework from home need to keep organization, client, and government property and information safe, secure, and separated from their personal property and information.
Below are four resources that could be helpful at this time:
- FBI Boston: FBI Warns of Teleconferencing and Online Classroom Hijacking During COVID-19 Pandemic
- NIST Computer Security Division: Security for Enterprise Telework, Remote Access, and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Solutions
- NIST Cybersecurity Insights: Preventing Eavesdropping and Protecting Privacy on Virtual Meetings
- NIST: Telework Security Overview & Tip Guide