Security Awareness Training for Working Remotely

Organizations across the globe are requiring their teams to work remotely to help protect against growing health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus. Training for remote worker preparedness is becoming a priority. Now more than ever employees working remotely must keep their cyber-hygiene top of mind to help combat cyber criminals who are looking to take advantage of this global crisis.

Why is Security Awareness Important When Working Remotely?

Stay ahead of cyber criminals by ensuring your workforce adapts safely with our new course series, Security Awareness Training for Working Remotely, provided to you in partnership with Inspired eLearning. In this packaged solution, you’ll learn the basics of remote worker preparedness. This includes security awareness for your home, how to protect mobile data and devices, home security and the internet of things, and defending against phishers.

Remote Worker Series

The Remote Worker Preparedness Series includes the following courses:

  • Working Remotely
  • The Internet of Things and Home Security
  • Security Awareness for the Home
  • Protecting Mobile Data and Devices
  • Defending Against Phishers
  • Phishing Defense Essentials
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Why is Security Awareness Important When Working Remotely?

Stay ahead of cyber criminals by ensuring your workforce adapts safely with our new course series, Security Awareness Training for Working Remotely, provided to you in partnership with Inspired eLearning. In this packaged solution, you’ll learn the basics of remote worker preparedness. This includes security awareness for your home, how to protect mobile data and devices, home security and the internet of things, and defending against phishers.

The Remote Worker Preparedness Series includes the following courses:

  • Working Remotely
  • The Internet of Things and Home Security
  • Security Awareness for the Home
  • Protecting Mobile Data and Devices
  • Defending Against Phishers
  • Phishing Defense Essentials
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Security Tips for Working from Home

Protect your home computer.

Protecting your home computer looks the same as protecting your work computer. Ensure you are using a strong password, are running anti-virus software on a regular basis, follow best practices against phishing attacks, back up your data frequently and always use secure wireless connections. Consider disconnecting from the internet when it’s not needed.

Encrypt hard drives and password-protect devices.

To ensure that your data is protected while working remotely, encrypt your hard drives; this will keep data safe even if the hard drives are lost or stolen. Use encrypted thumb drives if you remove sensitive data from your computer. Use a password to protect all computers and devices. Ensure all passwords are unique, not repeated and are changed frequently.

Password protect home wireless networks.

To reduce the risk of wireless intruders, require a login and password to connect to your network. Ensure your connection is encrypted. Consider building a “guest” network on your router. This network prevents access to your home network but will still provide Internet access to guests.

Use a firewall and anti-spyware software.

Always keep your home computer’s operating system up to date, including web browsers and add-ons, such as Adobe Acrobat. Configure the latest version of your computer’s firewall and anti spyware software to protect against the latest threats from hackers and cyber criminals.

Backup your home computer in the cloud.

Cloud-based backup systems can usually be accessed anywhere in the world and on any device. Cloud backups are extremely stable and can be set to back up your system automatically. Further, they are in a separate physical location from your data, allowing you to protect against fire and flood. However, they can also represent a security risk if not properly secured, so always use a strong password.

In closing, Security Awareness Training for the Remote Workforce is intended to empower employees to be proactive and vigilant of cyber security threats. Inspired eLearning refers to this as a “Security First” mindset. These courses were developed to teach remote workers to keep security top of mind in all that they do and to make them feel empowered to be the best defense for their organization’s cyber security risks.

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By |2020-04-07T14:58:13-06:00April 7th, 2020|Bank, Credit Union, Financial Services|0 Comments

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