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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.
In Special Publication 800-46, "Security for Telecommuting and Broadband Communications ," NIST helps Federal agencies address security issues by providing recommendations on securing a variety of applications, protocols, and networking architectures to be used by teleworkers. NIST recommendations encompass the following five security principles:
* Adapted from A Guide to Telework in the Federal Government [103 KB]