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Work and Learn from Home Securely

With the coronavirus disrupting business as usual, organizations and school districts worldwide are implementing work-from-home policies. Not only does this pose new challenges for organizations that lack the processes and technologies required to secure a remote workforce, it puts an even greater burden on families who must quickly adapt to a new way of working and learning from home — and do so safely and securely. 

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. 

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 and your family. To access these free resources, simply click on the links below. 

For Organizations
SANS Security Awareness Deployment Guide: Working from Home 

This guide provides a step-by-step plan to quickly execute an awareness initiative to secure your remote workforce, including how to identify what to teach your workforce, the top three risks to focus on, what departments to coordinate with and how to effectively engage and communicate to your workforce. In addition, for each risk, we offer a library of supplemental training material—such as videos, infographics, podcasts, newsletters, digital signage and more! All training materials are available in different modalities and languages to meet the unique needs and culture of your organization. 

Download the Deployment Guide

For Individuals
Top 5 Tips for Working from Home Securely

For people who want to learn more about how to protect themselves at home, our simple tip sheet covers the five most critical steps to securing a home working environment. 

Download the Tip Sheet

For Parents
Securing Your Kids Online

With school districts moving to eLearning formats, in which students access online forums from home, this is a fantastic opportunity for children to try new technologies — and also face potential security risks.  As such, we are releasing all of our training materials on how to secure your kids online, including two videos, relevant issues of our Ouch! Newsletter and our recent webcast “Securing Your Kids.” 

Watch the Videos

Read OUCH! Newsletters

Watch the Webcast

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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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 © 2020, SANS Institute. All rights reserved to SANS Institute.

Who do I contact if I have questions or suggestions for the Deployment Kit?
Please contact support@sans.org

Can I get the videos in mp4 or another downloadable format?
At this time, you may add the links and they may be viewed as is. The videos may not be downloaded.

Can I promote this page on Social Media?
Absolutely! The more people that know about these resources the better. Please share and promote.

Can we link to the content?
Yes. This content is for everyone, so please feel free to share it with your network.

Who is SANS?
The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. SANS is the most trusted and, by far, the largest provider of cybersecurity training and certification for government and commercial-institution professionals worldwide. Please visit www.sans.org for more information.

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. 

MGT433: SANS Security Awareness: How to Build, Maintain, and Measure a Mature Awareness Program

MGT521: Driving Cybersecurity Change - Establishing a Culture of Protect, Detect and Respond