Working from home poses various risks to your company, its data and its livelihood. Although your employees may have the best of intentions, establishing a Work-From-Home Policy reduces these risks by providing them a clear set of guidelines and procedures.
You should consult with an IT expert, along with your HR attorney, to develop your Work-From-Home Policy. It should include these items, at minimum:
- How remote workers are approved.
- What physical security measures are necessary for at-home workspaces.
- Requirements for maintaining online security, such as passwords and cloud file-sharing.
- Use of a VPN to connect to company networks.
- Acceptable use of company devices.
- Procedure for reporting incidents.
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