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CIS Critical Security Controls v7.1 Telework and Small Office Network Security Guide

Routers, modems, and other network devices act as the on-ramp for private networks to access the internet. Although these network devices are developed and marketed for home usage, they are often purchased by small to medium-sized organizations and used in a professional enterprise setting. Furthermore, the trend of teleworking is gaining momentum, and employers are increasingly relying upon teleworking employees to safely handle enterprise information at their homes. Employers generally have little visibility into how personal network devices are configured or secured, but a poorly configured home device can affect the entire organization.

This Guide is meant to assist individuals and organizations in securing commodity routers, modems, and other network devices. Securing these devices is important as there are serious cybersecurity considerations surrounding the usage of network devices.