Reference: CMMC 2.0
Level Introduced: 2
Title: Alternative Work Sites
Enforce safeguarding measures for CUI at alternate work sites.
Most organizations focus on securing their corporate network and devices. Today many organizations have mobile staff who work from home or travel as part of their job. This means the organization needs to define and implement safeguards to account for protection of information beyond the enterprise perimeter. Safeguards may include physical protections, such as locked file drawers, as well as electronic protections.
In your organization many of the project managers work remotely as they often travel to sponsor locations or even work from home. Since the projects they work require access to Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) the organization must ensure the same level of protection is afforded as when they work in the office. Each laptop is deployed with patch management and anti-virus software protection. Since data may be stored on the local hard drive you have enabled full-disk encryption on their laptops. When the remote staff member needs access to the internal network you require VPN connectivity that also disconnects the laptop from the remote network (i.e., prevents split tunneling). The VPN requires multifactor authentication to verify the user is who they claim to be.