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Securing Connections: Meet the New TIC

Today, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is releasing final versions of the TIC 3.0 core guidance documents: the Program Guidebook, Reference Architecture, and Security Capabilities Catalog (formerly known as the Security Capabilities Handbook). These documents collectively lay the baseline for agencies to modernize their architecture in a secure way.

TIC 3.0 Interim Telework Guidance

To help secure the .gov during the unprecedented surge in telework, CISA released the TIC 3.0 Interim Telework Guidance document in support OMB Memorandum 20-19 and the surge in teleworking. This document provides security capabilities for remote federal employees securely connecting to private agency networks and cloud environments. CISA recognizes that it is not comprehensive; the scope is limited to scenarios in which teleworkers access sanctioned cloud services.

TIC 3.0 Core Guidance Documents

CISA has released final versions of three of the TIC 3.0 core guidance documents, representing the conclusion of the request for comments (RFC) and adjudication period following the issuance of the draft documents in December 2019. A summary of the comments, and CISA's response, is available in the Response to Comments on Draft TIC 3.0 Guidance Documentation.