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User's Guide to Securing External Devices for Telework and Remote Access

Published

Author(s)

Karen A. Scarfone, Murugiah P. Souppaya

Abstract

[Superseded by NIST SP 800-114 Rev. 1 (July 2016): http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=921407] This publication helps teleworkers secure the external devices they use for telework, such as personally owned and privately owned desktop and laptop computers and consumer devices (e.g., cell phones, personal digital assistants [PDA]). The document focuses specifically on security for telework involving remote access to their organization's nonpublic computing resources. It provides practical, real-world recommendations for securing telework computers operating systems (OS) and applications, as well as home networks that the computers use. It presents basic recommendations for securing consumer devices used for telework. The document also presents advice on protecting the information stored on telework computers and removable media. In addition, it provides tips on considering the security of a device owned by a third party before deciding whether it should be used for telework.
Citation
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 800-114
Report Number
800-114

Keywords

remote access secuity, remote access, telework, romote access

Citation

Scarfone, K. and Souppaya, M. (2007), User's Guide to Securing External Devices for Telework and Remote Access, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.SP.800-114 (Accessed May 20, 2022)
Created November 1, 2007, Updated November 10, 2018