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Security for Enterprise Telework and Remote Access Solutions

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Author(s)

Karen A. Scarfone

Abstract

Many people telework (also known as telecommuting), which is the ability for an organization s employees and contractors to perform work from locations other than the organization s facilities. Teleworkers use various client devices, such as desktop and laptop computers, cell phones, and personal digital assistants (PDA), to read and send email, access Web sites, review and edit documents, and perform many other tasks. Most teleworkers use remote access, which is the ability for an organization s users to access its non-public computing resources from external locations other than the organization s facilities. This bulletin summarizes highlights from NIST Special Publication 800-46 Revision 1, Guide to Enterprise Telework and Remote Access Security, which helps organizations protect their IT systems and information from the security risks that accompany the use of telework and remote access technologies. The revised guidelines discuss the technology, the current security risks involved in its use, and the recommended security solutions.
Citation
ITL Bulletin -

Keywords

Mobile device security, remote access, remote access security, telework, telework security, virtual private networking

Citation

Scarfone, K. (2009), Security for Enterprise Telework and Remote Access Solutions, ITL Bulletin, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=903007 (Accessed March 3, 2024)
Created June 24, 2009, Updated February 19, 2017