Mitigating Security Risks: Managing Security in a Hybrid Workplace

IT Security    |    Intermediate
  • 10 videos | 52m 57s
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Hybrid workplaces are an attractive working style for many organizations. However, a functioning and secure hybrid workplace can take some strategic planning and management to achieve. By their nature, hybrid workplaces pose various security risks. Security leaders need to educate themselves and their employees on what these risks are and how best to avoid them. In this course, you'll explore what a hybrid workplace entails and the resulting security risks. You'll then outline tips and guidelines to secure a hybrid workplace. You'll also learn about the security risks of the 'work from home' (WFH) working methodology and guidelines for securing it. Upon completing this course, you'll be able to classify the security challenges of a hybrid workplace and WFM situation, outline how to communicate these risks to employees to aid in risk prevention, and recognize the critical decisions when planning for a secure hybrid workplace.


  • Discover the key concepts covered in this course
    Describe what is meant by a hybrid workplace
    Recognize the security concerns for an organization when its employees work in a hybrid workplace
    Describe the key security decisions to be made when adopting a hybrid workplace
    Define the 'work from home' method of working
  • Illustrate using examples the security concerns for an organization when its employees work from home
    Compare and contrast the security risks of wfh and hybrid workplaces
    Distinguish the responsibilities of employees and organizations in a work from home scenario
    Describe practical tips and guidelines for a secure wfh culture that security leaders should communicate to their employees
    Summarize the key concepts covered in this course


  • 1m 36s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about your instructor and the course. In this course, you’ll learn about a hybrid workplace and its security concerns. You’ll also learn practical tips and guidelines to secure a hybrid workplace. The course will also cover security guidelines for working from home. You’ll also learn about the security risks of working from home in a hybrid workplace. Finally, you’ll learn about security decisions for a hybrid workplace. FREE ACCESS
  • 10m 36s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about a hybrid workplace. You’ll learn a hybrid workplace is basically a combination of working from home and the office. In some hybrid workplaces, some employees always work from home while other employees who are critical for the organization must work within the office. Some hybrid workplaces have employees work from home part of the time and from the office the rest of the time. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Hybrid Workplace Security Concerns
    6m 3s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about hybrid workplace security concerns. One such security concern is unsafe data security practices. This is generally because when people work from home, they tend to be careless if systems aren’t hardened enough. Another concern is non-compliance with data and security regulations. When employees work from home, it’s difficult for IT administrators to check for compliance and adherence to the security regulations. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Security Decisions for Hybrid Workplaces
    6m 23s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about making security decisions for hybrid workplaces. When you have a hybrid workplace, there are certain decisions that need to be made by security leaders to ensure the security of organizational assets. Security leaders must decide to provide more security awareness training for employees.   FREE ACCESS
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    5.  The Concept of 'Work from Home' (WFH)
    5m 28s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about the work from home concept. Many organizations have been using this concept for years. This is a concept in which an employee works from a remote location, typically a home, rather than going to an office. This offers employees flexibility. They can work from any remote location. When working from home, employees save money. They don’t have to commute to an office, and there are no travel expenses. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  The Security Concerns of 'Work from Home'
    5m 42s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about the security concerns associated with working from home. The first security concern is the physical security of the organization's assets. Are their laptops physically secure?  The next concern is employees who don’t comply with security policies. Another security concern deals with the misuse of the organization's assets for personal use. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  'Work from Home' (WFH) vs. Hybrid Workplaces
    5m 33s
    In this video, you’ll compare the hybrid and work from home concepts. Work from home is where employees remotely work and connect to the organization's network. Hybrid workplaces offer employees two options, some employees work from the office, while some employees always work from home. With a hybrid option, they may switch between the two. Some people would work from the office some days and work from home others. Both offer benefits and drawbacks. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Work from Home Security: Responsibility Delegation
    5m 30s
    In this video, you’ll learn about responsibility delegation. Both employees and organizations have responsibilities they need to own. When you talk about responsibilities of employees, the first is, do the right thing without supervision. Employees must comply with the security rules and regulations, the security policy, and the compliance factor of the organization. Employees must safeguard the information they have and safeguard the assets that contain the information. Employees must avoid misusing the organization's assets. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Work from Home (WFH) Security Guidelines
    4m 46s
    In this video, you’ll learn about security guidelines for securing work from home. First, employees must always use a secure wireless network to connect with the organization's network. Next, organizations should make sure their employees use multi-factor authentication. It’s the responsibility of the organization to configure multi-factor authentication for their employees, and employees must be provided with the appropriate tools and applications to use multi-factor authentication. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Course Summary
    1m 20s
    In this video, you’ll summarize what you’ve learned in this course. You’ve learned the basic concepts of a hybrid workplace. You explored hybrid workplace security concerns, security decisions for the hybrid workplace, and the work from home concept. You looked at the security concerns of working from home, responsibilities of employees and organizations, security guidelines for secure working from home, and you compared the work from home and hybrid workplaces. FREE ACCESS


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