Build crucial cyber security skills through interactive training during SANS Cyber Security Mountain 2021. Save $150 thru 6/30.


To attend this webcast, login to your SANS Account or create your Account.

This webcast has been archived. To view the webcast login into your SANS Portal Account or create an account by clicking the "Get Registered" button on the right. Once you register, you can download the presentation slides below.

Making and Keeping Work at Home Operations Safe and Productive

  • Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 1:00 PM EDT (2020-05-14 17:00:00 UTC)
  • John Pescatore, Lance Spitzner, Randy Marchany


  • Pulse Secure
  • Menlo Security
  • BlackBerry
  • Infoblox

You can now attend the webcast using your mobile device!



The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many organizations to quickly jump into increased or even first-time dependence on remote work. SANS has put together a free Security Awareness Work-from-Home Deployment Kit that provides a step-by-step plan to quickly execute an awareness initiative to secure your remote workforce. This kit includes a library of video, audio and print training material, all of which is available in different modalities and languages to meet the unique needs and culture of your organization. 

Awareness is the first step and assuring that remote connections and use of popular video conferencing tools is done securely needs to be focused on early, too. Monitoring and other critical security operations will be impacted both by the use of new technologies and the fact that the security team is all working from home as well. CISOs will face new challenges managing and motivating security teams that are scattered and remote. Supporting safe and productive remote work is key to keeping employees and the overall business healthy and secure.

This webinar includes how-to talks by John Pescatore, Lance Spitzner of SANS, and Randy Marchany, SANS Instructor and CISO of Virginia Tech. Attendees will be able to ratchet up the security of existing remote work approaches, secure emerging efforts and focus on an approach that allows for the enhancement and reuse of remote work capabilities as the world emerges from the impact of the pandemic.

Speaker Bios

John Pescatore

John Pescatore joined SANS as director of emerging security trends in January 2013 after more than 13 years as lead security analyst for Gartner, running consulting groups at Trusted Information Systems and Entrust, 11 years with GTE, and service with both the National Security Agency, where he designed secure voice systems, and the U.S. Secret Service, where he developed secure communications and surveillance systems and "the occasional ballistic armor installation." John has testified before Congress about cybersecurity, was named one of the 15 most-influential people in security in 2008 and is an NSA-certified cryptologic engineer.

Lance Spitzner

Lance Spitzner has over 20 years of security experience in cyber threat research, security architecture and awareness training and is a SANS Senior Instructor. He helped pioneer the fields of deception and cyber intelligence with his creation of honeynets and founding of The Honeynet Project. In addition, Lance has published three security books, consulted in over 25 countries, and helped over 350 organizations build awareness programs to manage their human risk. He is also on the Board of Advisors for Attivo Networks. Lance is the author and an instructor for MGT433: Managing Human Risk: Mature Security Awareness Programs, and MGT521: Leading Cybersecurity Change: Building A Security-Based Culture, and built the SANS Security Awareness business unit from the ground up over the past 10 years. With the catalyst of COVID-19, Lance created multiple resources for securing humans from home, from those working remotely for the first time or managing newly remote teams, to children learning and playing online. Read more about Lance here.

Randy Marchany

Randy is the Chief Information Security Officer of Virginia Tech and the Director of Virginia Tech\'s IT Security Laboratory. He is a co-author of the original SANS Top 10 Internet Threats, the SANS Top 20 Internet Threats, the SANS Consensus Roadmap for Defeating DDoS Attacks, and the SANS Incident Response: Step-by-Step guides. He is a member of the Center for Internet Security development team that produced and tested the CIS Solaris, HPUX, AIX, Linux and Windows2000/XP security benchmarks and scoring tools. He was a member of the White House Partnership for Critical Infrastructure Security working group that developed a Consensus Roadmap for responding to the DDOS attacks of 2000.

Need Help? Visit our FAQ page or email

Not able to attend a SANS webcast? All Webcasts are archived so you may view and listen at a time convenient to your schedule. View our webcast archive and access webcast recordings/PDF slides.