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As in the main office, security measures should cover not only information systems and technology, but all 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). Employees who telework from home need to keep government property and information safe, secure, and separated from their personal property and information.
SP 800-46 Revision 1, "Guide to Enterprise Telework and Remote Access Security", has been published as final. SP 800-46 Revision 1 is intended to help organizations understand and mitigate the risks associated with the technologies they use for telework. The guide emphasizes the importance of securing sensitive information stored on telework devices and transmitted across external networks, and it also provides recommendations for selecting, implementing, and maintaining the necessary security controls. Draft SP 800-46 Revision 1 is a comprehensive update to the original SP 800-46, which was published in 2002.
* Adapted from Telework Guide [861 KB]