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8 Steps to Control Cybersecurity Risk in a Work From Home Environment Webinar

Mike Simon

CTO
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A massive number of employees are now working from home right now, and escalating the risks associated with work-from-home IT security and business continuity associated with the coronavirus pandemic.

This 23-minute webinar outlines the Top 8 Work From Home (WFH) Cybersecurity Priorities for the IT and/or Security teams to manage the risks while updating the work-from-home security policy in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.


Step 1: Control the Work-From-Home Environment 

Step 2: Control the WFH Computer

Step 3: Up Your Phishing Game 

Step 4: Worry About Sensitive Documents and Regulated Data

Step 5: Watch for Cyber-Threats

Step 6: Expanding VPN

Step 7: Say No to Split-Tunnels

Step 8: Keep Great Records

 

About the Presenter, CTO Mike Simon

CI Security CTO Mike Simon is an internationally renowned security expert with experience in helping organizations deal with rapid-fire incident response on a global scale. What is happening to the international community right now is impacting organizations and workers in real-time. In this on-demand webinar, Mike covers the critical tele-commuting cybersecurity issues that pose risks to organizations today.

The lessons we are learning now will still be relevant after COVID-19. It’s likely that after the pandemic subsides, fewer employees will be going back to the physical office. This on-demand webinar is available to InfoSec professionals and the public, so we can all be more secure as we work-from-home.

 

Home Office Cybersecurity

Coronavirus is accelerating the number of people working remotely, at a speed no one expected. For many of the people working remotely, the shift is coupled with anxiety resulting from the COVID19 pandemic. The mixture of the physical and emotional changes is introducing significant security risks.

Information security professionals now have to ensure employees comply with work from home security policies. User security awareness training and 1-1 user education are key to managing the new pandemic risks impacting the cybersecurity program. Informed users are powerful allies within your organization. Unfortunately, uneducated users can make very catastrophic mistakes.

Fred Langston, EVP of Healthcare Security and Consulting at CI Security, develops education specifically for users in critical services, including healthcare security awareness training. "We focus on training people on a life skill – not just a work skill – one that centers around protecting themselves and using technology and information securely in all areas of their life." To bring cybersecurity “closer to home,” Fred and his team use real-world examples of how cyber criminals have caused harm to individuals and organizations alike. Once users understand the risk they face personally and what they can do to protect themselves, they are much more likely to buy into an organization’s cybersecurity program.

 

Get the Work From Home User Security Questionnaire

Ready to start training your users? Get our latest WFH User Security Questionnaire today. We will be keeping this updated during the pandemic response, as new issues arise.

 

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