Mitigating Security Risks: Maintaining a Secure Workplace

IT Security    |    Intermediate
  • 9 videos | 50m 16s
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Securing a workplace is a collaborative effort and requires contribution from everyone, including employees at all levels. It's a leader's role to educate and encourage everyone to build a security mindset into their daily practices. In this course, you'll learn how to foster a secure workplace. You'll start by exploring what comprises a secure workplace before examining best practices for achieving this state. You'll then outline best practices for developing a security policy. Next, you'll study how to conduct security awareness training, cultivate an organization-wide security mindset, and encourage employees to take ownership of the security processes. Finally, you'll learn about the role of security certifications, specifically the Cyber Maturity Model certification. You'll recognize what it comprises and how it applies to a secure workplace.


  • discover the key concepts covered in this course
    describe the components and characteristics of a secure workplace and why a workplace needs to be secure
    list the best practices for establishing a secure workplace
    outline what a security policy is and the guidelines and best practices for establishing one
    describe the guidelines for conducting effective security training and security awareness-building activities for employees
  • outline the guidelines for cultivating a security mindset
    outline guidelines for encouraging employees to actively participate in maintaining security
    define the Cyber Maturity Model certification (CMMC) and describe how it helps to ensure a secure organization
    summarize the key concepts covered in this course


  • 1m 46s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about the course and the instructor. In this course, you’ll learn the need for a secure workplace and the best practices for implementing a secure workplace. You’ll also look at the best practices for developing a security policy. In this course, you’ll also look at security training and awareness, and then you’ll learn about the guidelines for cultivating a security mindset. FREE ACCESS
  • 11m 29s
    In this video, you’ll learn the key characteristics of a secure workplace. The first one is a reduced attack surface. Security has been defined in such a way that there’s very little surface prone to attack. This is a reduced attack surface. Next, is the segmented network. It’s important to never have a single segment network, servers should be in a different segment. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Best Practices for a Secure Workplace
    9m 48s
    In this video, you’ll learn best practices for a secure workplace. To start, you’ll learn an organization must provide security training to all employees. Additionally, it must safeguard the network with appropriate security controls and methods. Organizations should have several layers in place to slow down attacks or prevent them altogether, this includes the use of multi-factor authentication. The organization should also install and configure spam filters and use a strong encryption protocol. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Best Practices for Developing a Security Policy
    7m 27s
    In this video, you’ll learn best practices for developing a security policy. This document contains rules for protecting an organization's assets. It defines how you’re going to protect your organization's assets from threats. You’ll need to identify your organization's assets and identify the potential threats to those assets. A security policy helps you define the key assets within the organization that need to be protected. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Implementing Security Training and Awareness
    6m 25s
    In this video, you’ll learn about security awareness training. You’ll learn security awareness training refers to training your employees to become security aware. You must teach every employee within the organization. They should be able to recognize the basic security impacts within the organization. Security training also helps highlight the importance of security. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Guidelines for Cultivating a Security Mindset
    5m 22s
    In this video, you’ll learn about the guidelines for cultivating a security mindset. First, you should make everyone responsible for security within the organization. Everyone must know what role they play in the context of security within the organization. Next, you must make sure to train everyone on security awareness, and this training should be repeated from time to time with a new perspective. And you should reward employees with a security mindset. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Security Buy-in: Employee Encouragement Techniques
    4m 5s
    In this video, you’ll learn about employee encouragement in the context of security. You’ll learn how to encourage your employees within your organization so that you have a secure network and a secure organization. To do that, you must follow certain practices. First, ensure security is part of your organization's culture. If it’s not, your employees are not going to be encouraged. Next, you must ensure your leadership team leads the security initiative. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  The Role of the Cyber Maturity Model Certification
    3m 15s
    In this video, you’ll learn about Cyber Maturity Model Certification. This certification is initiated by the United States Department of Defense. The certification is designed to measure a defense contractor's three most critical aspects. The first is capability. The next is readiness. Finally, you have sophistication. Next, the certification measures standards such as NIST, FAR, and DFARS. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Course Summary
    In this video, you’ll review what you’ve learned in the course. In this course, you’ve learned the basic concepts of a secure workplace. You explored the need for a secure workplace, best practices for a secure workplace, best practices for developing a security policy, and security training and awareness. You also learned more about the Cyber Maturity Model Certification. FREE ACCESS


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