The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has issued interim Trusted Internet Connections 3.0 guidance to help federal agencies secure their networks as more government employees telework due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The document seeks to help agencies address concerns related to telework surge amid the COVID-19 pandemic by recommending security capabilities for agencies to consider when developing or broadening teleworking platforms.
It also aims to enable companies to map their cyber capabilities and service offerings to the TIC security capabilities backing secure teleworking. CISA said agencies should not consider the guidance as part of the TIC 3.0 document set. The agency noted that the guidance does not support a use case under the policy.
“This document is only intended to address scenarios in which agency users connect remotely to agency-sanctioned cloud environments,” CISA wrote.
The interim guidance also reflects the authorities provided to agencies under the Office of Management and Budget’s Memorandum 19-26.