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Securing External Computers and Other Devices Used by Teleworkers



Shirley M. Radack


This bulletin summarizes the recommendations developed by NIST to help workers secure their external devices that they need for teleworking. The bulletin covers background information on telework technologies and the security issues related to the use of telework devices. The basic issues of securing information and home networks, and of using external networks are discussed. Recommendations to users are presented to enable them to protect their devices, computer operating systems, and applications, and to protect the information stored on telework computers and removable media. Advice is provided for protecting the wireless home networks that are used for remote access communications.
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Cell phones, consumer devices, information security, network security, personal computers, remote access, telecommuting, telework, wireless networks


Radack, S. (2007), Securing External Computers and Other Devices Used by Teleworkers, ITL Bulletin, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed April 19, 2024)
Created December 19, 2007, Updated January 27, 2020