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Working from Home Securely

Maintaining a secure environment while working from home

Ric Messier
Ric Messier

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Now that you’re working from home, you need to take extra precautions to ensure your company data is secure. Back in the office, on a corporate-managed network, you didn’t have to worry too much about security. But connecting across your home network introduces new risks and vulnerabilities that you, individually, must learn how to manage and mitigate.

Expert Ric Messier offers an overview of the most common security threats to remote workers and shows how best to protect yourself and your company.

What you’ll learn—and how you can apply it

By the end of this live online course, you’ll understand:

  • What security means for remote workers
  • Adversaries and threats to protect against
  • Understanding what’s at stake
  • How to avoid obvious security mistakes

And you’ll be able to:

  • Identify threats and threat vectors
  • Select appropriate practices to protect your and your company’s data and resources
  • Recognize when to apply security controls

This course is for you because…

  • You work remotely with any company data and are new to issues of computer and network security.
  • You want to ensure that you don't expose your company to a data breach.

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About your instructor

  • Ric Messier is a senior information security consultant with FireEye Mandiant. He’s also an author, consultant, and educator who has published several books on information security and digital forensics, and he holds GCIH, GSEC, CEH, and CISSP certifications. In his decades of experience in information technology and information security, Ric has held the varied roles of programmer, system administrator, network engineer, security engineering manager, VoIP engineer, consultant, and professor.

    Ric Messier

Course outline

What is security for remote workers? (20 minutes)

  • Presentation: What are business needs?; why encryption isn’t the same as security

Working from home threats (20 minutes)

  • Presentation: Phishing; websites

Best practices (20 minutes)

  • Presentation: Deciding when to VPN and when not to; using antivirus software; why (and when) you shouldn’t use sharing services