Telework Reference Materials for the At-home Worker


Tips and security considerations, as well as cybersecurity best practices, to help employees and non-technical users in a telework environment. 

Home and Business (Resource Page for home and small business networks) 

Resource page for teleworkers and small business owners to learn about securing their home and small-business networks. 

  • Target Audiences: Small/Medium business managers, IT professionals, Home users 
  • Target Organizations: General public, Small/Medium Business 

Video Conferencing Tips

Top tips for safely using videoconferencing to ensure employees are only using approved tools and that their home networks are secured.

  • Target Audiences: Small/Medium business managers, Federal employees, Teleworkers, Home users 
  • Target Organizations: General public, Small/Medium Business 

Guidance for Securing Video Conferencing

CISA product line with cybersecurity principles and practices that individuals and organizations can follow to video conference more securely.

  • Target Audiences: Small/Medium business managers, Federal employees, Teleworkers, Home users 
  • Target Organizations: General public, Small/Medium Business 

ST04-14: Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks

Avoid being a victim with this Security Tip to help you identify common indicators from several social engineering attacks, including phishing, vishing, and smishing attacks.

  • Target Audiences: Small/Medium business managers, Teleworkers, Home users 
  • Target Organizations: General public, Small/Medium Business 

ST06-008: Safeguarding Your Data

Protect your personal information from hidden risks online. Follow these steps to safeguard yourself if you manage your finances online, store sensitive personal data on your computer, or work from home.

  • Target Audiences: Teleworkers, Home users 
  • Target Organizations: General public, Small/Medium Business

ST15-003: Before You Connect a New Computer to the Internet

Strong computer security ensures safe processing and storage of our personal information. Use this resource to learn exactly how and why computer security is important today.

  • Target Audiences: Teleworkers, Home users 
  • Target Organizations: General public, Small/Medium Business

ST05-001: Evaluating Your Web Browser's Security Settings

Browse the internet with confidence and stay safe from attacks with this resource that has everything you need to know about your web browser’s security settings.

  • Target Audiences: Teleworkers, home users 
  • Target Organizations: General public, Small/Medium Business

ST04-004: Understanding Firewalls

Use this Security Tip to learn more about firewalls and how they can protect from an attack, and figure out which type of firewall is best for your home or small office.

  • Target Audiences: Small/Medium business managers, teleworkers, home users 
  • Target Organizations: General public, Small/Medium Business

ST19-001: Protecting Against Ransomware

This Security Tip provides an overview on the ransomware threat, and provides important information about how to prevent attacks, protect your data and networks, respond to a ransomware infection.

  • Target Audiences: Small/Medium business managers, teleworkers, home users 
  • Target Organizations: General public, Small/Medium Business

ST15-002: Securing Your Home Network

Security Tip discussing the importance of home network security and the ways in which Americans can improve their security.

  • Target Audiences: Small/Medium business managers, Teleworkers, Home users 
  • Target Organizations: General public, Small/Medium Business 

ST04-020: Protecting Portable Devices: Data Security

Security Tip discussing the importance of protecting the data on your laptop, PDA, or other portable devices. 

  • Target Audiences: Small/Medium business managers, Federal Workers, Teleworkers, Home users 
  • Target Organizations: General public, Government, Small/Medium Business

ST11-001: Holiday Traveling with Personal Internet-Enabled Devices

Security Tip providing simple recommendations for using your smartphone, tablet, or other portable device with online transactions, including shopping, banking and social media.

  • Target Audiences: Teleworkers, home users 
  • Target Organizations: General public

ST05-015: Understanding Bluetooth Technology

Security Tip that introduces Bluetooth technology, discusses the concerns associated with it, and outlines ways you can protect yourself from these threats.

  • Target Audiences: Small/Medium business managers, teleworkers, home users 
  • Target Organizations: General public, Small/Medium Business

5 Steps to Protecting Your Digital Home

This resource is designed to make sure our “smart homes” are protected from a new set of security risks, enabling you to confidently connect to your digital devices.

  • Target Audiences: Teleworkers, home users 
  • Target Organizations: General public

5 Everyday Steps Towards Online Safety

Simple steps from the Stop.Think.Connect. campaign to protect yourself online, whether you are at home, work, school, or on the go.

  • Target Audiences: Teleworkers, home users 
  • Target Organizations: General public

Creating A Password Tip Card

Learn these best practices from the Stop.Think.Connect. campaign for creating strong passwords, and help defend yourself from cybercrime.

  • Target Audiences: Teleworkers, home users 
  • Target Organizations: General public

Malware Tip Card

Stop.Think.Connect. resource providing an easy-to-understand backgrounder on all things related to malicious software, or malware. Learn to protect yourself from malware, which can compromise the integrity of your computer or mobile device.

  • Target Audiences: Teleworkers, home users 
  • Target Organizations: General public

Best Practices for Using Public Wi-Fi Tip Card

Stop.Think.Connect. tip card provides simple tips about connecting to Public Wi-Fi networks, which, when not secure, can expose you to online risks, and present an opportunity for cybercriminals to steal sensitive information.

  • Target Audiences: Teleworkers, home users 
  • Target Organizations: General public

Mobile Security Tip Card and Mobile Security: One Pager 

Stop.Think.Connect tip card teaches users how to protect their mobile devices — from smart watches to phones and tablets — from potential threats faced with such technology while on the go.

  • Target Audiences: Teleworkers, home users 
  • Target Organizations: General public

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