SANS Security Awareness Work-from-Home Deployment Kit

Everything you need to help your employees create a secure work-from-home environment in the new remote work world.

Work and Learn from Home Securely

In 2020, we saw an increase in cyber threats due to the coronavirus pandemic disrupting business as usual. Organizations and school districts worldwide were forced to quickly implement new technologies and work-from-home policies. Not only did this pose new challenges for organizations to secure their remote workforce, but it also put an even greater burden on their employees and their households who had to quickly adapt to the new way of working and learning from home — and do so safely and securely. Now more than ever, we need to enable our employees to be the best line of defense and equip them with the right tools to combat persistent and evolving cybersecurity threats and risks.


Work from Home: Precautions, Risks, and Potential Outcomes

Did you know that working from home carries additional security risks? Fortunately, there are simple — yet critical — steps your employees can take to ensure they can work remotely from home as securely as possible. Even more, these tips will help to make a far more safe and secure home for your employees and their families moving forward.

SANS Security Awareness Work-from-Home Deployment Kit

From a comprehensive step-by-step guide on how to implement a remote security initiative across the organization to quick tips, videos, and newsletters for individuals and families, the SANS Security Awareness Work-from-Home Deployment Kit covers everything you need to know to protect your business, your employees and their families. To access these free resources, simply click on the links below.

At SANS Security Awareness, we want to do whatever we can to help companies, employees and families best secure remote working and learning environments. That is why we have released the SANS Security Awareness Work-From-Home Deployment Kit, which offers a wide variety of SANS public resources and paid training materials at no cost.


Can I use any of these materials for my awareness program?

Yes, you are free to use any of these materials for distribution in your security awareness program.

Can I modify the materials?

You can modify any resources in Microsoft Word .docx format, which includes branding with your logo and/or editing and removing text. You will NOT be able to modify any of the resources in non-Word (.docx) format. All non-modifiable resources can be used to inspire your own content creation.

How can the videos and other materials be used?

The videos, documents and other files may be used freely for non-commercial purposes. All resources provided or linked in the Deployment Kit are Copyright © 2021, SANS Institute. All rights reserved to SANS Institute.

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Need more?

If you want to learn even more about prioritizing human risk, engaging your workforce and changing human behavior, we recommend the following two-day SANS courses, currently available via SANS Online Training.