Security for Enterprise Telework, Remote Access, and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Solutions

Security for Enterprise Telework, Remote Access, and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Solutions
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from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Computer Security Resource Center (CSRC)

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Abstract

Today, many people are teleworking (also known as telecommuting), which is the ability of an organization’s employees, contractors, business partners, vendors, and other users to perform work from locations other than the organization’s facilities. Teleworkers use various client devices, such as desktop and laptop computers, smartphones, and tablets, to read and send email, access websites, review and edit documents, and perform many other tasks. Most teleworkers use remote access, which is the ability to access their organization’s non-public computing resources from locations other than the organization’s facilities. This bulletin summarizes highlights from NIST Special Publication 800-46 Revision 2, Guide to Enterprise Telework, Remote Access, and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Security, which helps organizations protect their IT systems and information from the security risks that accompany the use of telework and remote access technologies