CISA Releases Telework Toolkit to Help Businesses Transition to a Permanent Telework Environment

HIPAA Journal

Steve Alder

The Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has published a Telework Essentials Toolkit to help business leaders, IT staff, and end users transition to a permanent teleworking environment.

The COVID-19 pandemic forced businesses to rapidly change from having a largely office-based workforce to allowing virtually all employees to work from home to reduce the risk of infection. The speed at which the transition had to be made potentially introduced security vulnerabilities that weakened organizational cybersecurity defenses. The CISA Toolkit is intended to provide support to organizations to help them re-evaluate and strengthen their cybersecurity defenses and fully transition into a long-term teleworking solution.

The Toolkit includes three personalized modules that include best practices for executive leaders, IT professionals and teleworkers, and include the security considerations appropriate to each role.

Executive leaders are provided with...

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