February 15, 2021 Appeal for Opinions on Draft Telework Security Guidelines (5th Edition)
The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) decided to completely revise the Telework Security Guidelines in light of changes in the environment surrounding telework and security trends. Accordingly, MIC has drafted a revised version (5th edition) and will make an appeal for opinions on the draft from Monday, February 15 through Friday, March 5, 2021.
1. Background and overview
MIC published the Telework Security Guidelines* to dispel security concerns when implementing telework and to introduce, and utilize telework with peace of mind.
1st edition in December 2004, 2nd edition in April 2006, 3rd edition in March 2013, and 4th edition in April 2018.
Recently, the environment surrounding telework has been changing due to the expansion of the introduction of telework including online meetings, the spread of cloud services and the further progress of the use of smartphones. At the same time, security trends are changing due to the sophistication of cyberattacks. Therefore, MIC decided to revise the Telework Security Guidelines completely. Accordingly, MIC has drafted the revised version (5th edition) and has been making this appeal for opinions on the draft from Monday, February 15 through Friday, March 5, 2021.
2. Appeal for opinions
1. Subject of appeal for opinions
Draft Telework Security Guidelines (5th Edition)
2. Period of submission
From Monday, February 12 and no later than Friday, March 5, 2021.
3. Future plans
With consideration of opinions received, MIC will publish the Telework Security Guidelines (5th edition) by the end of the fiscal year.
MIC will revise the Telework Security Guide for SMEs (Checklist) (1st Edition), which was released in September last year, together with the Telework Security Guidelines (5th edition).
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