Work from Home security awareness

Everything you need to know to create a secure work from home workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Train employees to work from home securely.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, companies worldwide are implementing work from home practices.  For many businesses, managing an entirely workforce is completely new, which means they may lack the processes, policies and technologies that enable employees to work from home safely and securely.

At Netmechanics we want to do whatever we can to help companies train and secure their remote workforce.  We have put together resources and training materials from trusted sources so you can focus on getting your now remote workers up and running.  Netmechanics is also opening our TryberSecurity our security awareness training platform for free for 60 days.

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 instition professionals worldwide.  The information below is from the SANS Institute Work from Home Program.

Working From Home Securely

For larger organizations that need to rollout a security training initiative to secure your workforce, use the Deployment Kit below.  For very small organizations, families or individuals, simply reference the factsheet below.

For Organizations - Securely Working From Home Deployment Kit

This kit provides a strategic step-by-step guide on how to quickly execute an awareness initiative to secure your remote workforce, including how to identify what to teach your workforce, the top 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 link to a library of training material—such as videos, infographics, podcasts, newsletters, digital signage and more! All training materials linked from the Deployment Guide are available in different modalities and languages to meet the unique needs and culture of your organization.

Download the Deployment Kit

For Individuals - Securely Working from Home Factsheet

For very small organizations or individuals who want to learn more about how to protect themselves at home, we provide this simple Factsheet that covers five key steps to securing yourself. In addition, we provide links to additional free resources for individuals and families.

Download the Factsheet

For Parents - Securing Your Kids Online

For parents and guardians who are looking for guidance to protect their kids at home. Numerous school districts are moving to an eLearning format, where children stay and learn from home leveraging online forums. This is a fantastic opportunity for kids as they get to leverage the latest in technology. But with these changes come potential risks. As such, we are releasing all of our training materials on how to secure today’s kids online.

Short video that summarizes how to best secure your kids online.

Use these tips from the OUCH! Newsletter to educate your kids.