e-Policy Enforcement

An Effective Internet Use Policy Begins with a Comprehensive AUP

The damage caused by Internet-borne attacks or the abuse of electronic protocols can have a huge impact on your bottom line. These risks can be in the form of viruses and malware delivered via Web, email or P2P programs or it can involve legal liability associated with objectionable content. In addition, without an internet policy, the loss of intellectual property, whether intentional or not, can cost companies millions in lost revenue, while jeopardizing confidential customer data can result in lawsuits, or at the least, substantial regulatory fines.

The threats posed by e-communications can be varied and complex requiring that your defense strategies be multi-layered to assure you are protecting your organization at all levels of entry and exit. You want to stop damaging attacks to your networks, systems and employees while you block exits portals for intellectual property or sensitive customer data.

Writing an Effective Internet Policy

Writing a comprehensive internet policy is the essential first step in developing an e-communications defense that works. Without an internet use policy on paper, signed by everyone in your organization with access to the Internet, email or IM, you won’t have any leverage if security breaches occur. An AUP also serves as a deterrent and a warning to users that intentional misuse of e-communications protocols will not be tolerated.

Get the ePolicy Guide with Free AUP Templates

Our comprehensive ePolicy Guide can help you formulate the precise AUP, or internet policy, your company requires and even includes templates you can use to create an AUP or update the one you have. Here are some highlights from this important internet use policy guide:

  • Putting Best Practices to Work with the 3-Es of Electronic Risk Management
  • Banning Inappropriate Sites & Prohibit Wasted Resources and Productivity
  • Battling People Problems With Technology Solutions
  • Managing P2P Risk with Policy and Technology
  • Controlling Email Risk By Controlling Written Content
  • Monitoring IM To Manage Risk, Prevent Disasters
  • Enforcing Language Guidelines to Limit Sexual Harassment Claims
  • The Do’s & Don’ts of Strategic Electronic Management