Telework Guidance and Resources

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As the nation’s risk advisor, CISA brings our partners in industry and the federal government together to improve American cyber and infrastructure security. Click on the icons below to find resources designed to help organizations and teleworkers remain secure while working remotely.


Telework Guidance - Technical Audience
General Telework Guidance


Tips and security considerations to help employees and non-technical users establish a safe telework environment at home. Best practices for system administrators and other technical staff to enhance their organization’s security posture during remote working conditions.

VPN-Related Guidance
VPN-Related Guidance


Tips and best practices for home users and technical staff to establish, configure, and/or manage virtual private networks for telework.

Video Conferencing Guidance
Video Conferencing Guidance


Information to help organizations and individuals select and configure videoconferencing services to meet their needs, and security tips for teleworkers when leveraging videoconferencing tools.

Wireless Related Guidance
Wireless Related Guidance


Information to help both home users and technical personnel configure, manage, and utilize wireless devices for secure and effective telework.


Additional Telework Resources

  • The Office of Personnel Management should be the government's first stop for telework guidance.

  • The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) blog, “Preventing Eavesdropping and Protecting Privacy on Virtual Meetings,” addresses security concerns with virtual meetings. 

  • The Cyber Readiness Institute has developed a quick guide, “Securing a Remote Workforce” for businesses.

  • Finally, the National Cyber Security Alliance has launched a COVID-19 Security Resource Library featuring free and updated information on current scams, cyber threats, remote working, disaster relief, and more.

  • The Global Cyber Alliance offers three simple tips for working from home.

  • NIST has guidelines on telework and remote access to help organizations mitigate security risks associated with the enterprise technologies used for teleworking.

  •, whose mission is to bolster K-12 cyber education, in cooperation with CISA's Cybersecurity Defense Education and Training (CDET), has launched a new Cyber Safety Video Series with tips for staying safe online. The first two videos in the series are the on Video Call Safety and Phishing

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