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5/12/2020
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6 Free Cybersecurity Training and Awareness Courses

Most are designed to help organizations address teleworking risks related to COVID-19 scams.
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The SANS Institute
Who: The SANS Institute provides a wide range of information security training and certification courses for private- and public-sector organizations. The organization's course list covers tops ranging from an introduction to cybersecurity, to incident response and forensics, auditing and monitoring, law and security investigations, and security of ICS and SCADA systems.
What: In March, SANS announced a free 'Securely Working from Home' deployment kit for organizations and for individuals/employees needing help figuring out how to secure work-from-home environments amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The awareness guide for organizations covers topics such as identifying the top risks to focus on, how to securely communicate and engage with a remote workforce, and what to teach employees about security risks. The advice available on SANS' website includes tips for secure videoconferencing. Videos, documents, and other material available for download from the SANS site can be used freely for noncommercial purposes. SANS is also hosting a series of capture-the-flag (CTF) events for anyone interested in participating.
Why: Like others offering free programs, SANS says its goal is to help organization stay secure amid a sharp increase in attacks related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 'During these unprecedented times where social distancing is the required norm and cyber attackers are increasing their activities, it is more important than ever to find ways of engaging and supporting our community,' said SANS fellow Ed Skoudis.
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The SANS Institute

Who: The SANS Institute provides a wide range of information security training and certification courses for private- and public-sector organizations. The organization's course list covers tops ranging from an introduction to cybersecurity, to incident response and forensics, auditing and monitoring, law and security investigations, and security of ICS and SCADA systems.

What: In March, SANS announced a free "Securely Working from Home" deployment kit for organizations and for individuals/employees needing help figuring out how to secure work-from-home environments amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The awareness guide for organizations covers topics such as identifying the top risks to focus on, how to securely communicate and engage with a remote workforce, and what to teach employees about security risks. The advice available on SANS' website includes tips for secure videoconferencing. Videos, documents, and other material available for download from the SANS site can be used freely for noncommercial purposes. SANS is also hosting a series of capture-the-flag (CTF) events for anyone interested in participating.

Why: Like others offering free programs, SANS says its goal is to help organization stay secure amid a sharp increase in attacks related to the COVID-19 pandemic. "During these unprecedented times where social distancing is the required norm and cyber attackers are increasing their activities, it is more important than ever to find ways of engaging and supporting our community," said SANS fellow Ed Skoudis.

Image Source: SANS Institute

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