CYBERSECURITY FACT SHEET: Teleworking

March 25, 2020

As more and more Army employees are teleworking nowadays, away from traditional government places of duty, good all-around network security and telework practices become even more vital.

 

Here are some good guidelines and tips:

  • Always use your organization's approved communication and collaboration methods for official business
  • Always use organization-approved file sharing services and capabilities to share files
  • Don't use government-furnished equipment for personal or non-essential activities such as social networking, audio and video streaming or online shopping
  • Remember that government-furnished equipment is for official government use only and should not be used only by authorized users
  • Do not add unauthorized hardware or software to government-owned computers
  • Study and follow the Acceptable Use Policy for government systems
  • Don't leave video collaboration tools such as video, voice or email connected or running when they're not actively in use
  • Reboot computers prior to establishing a VPN connection
  • Keep systems updated with the latest updates and security patches
  • Configure home Wi-Fi according to best practices for maximum security
  • Create a strong, unique password and network name for your Wi-Fi
  • When given the option, use added security authentication factors in addition to passwords
  • Remember to log off, remove Common Access Cards and lock machines when they are not in active use
  • Be careful to maintain good physical security of government-furnished equipment
  • Work offline whenever possible

 

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