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Sophos: Effective web policies: ensuring staff productivity and legal compliance

Middle East: Wednesday, August 19 - 2009 @ 15:41

Regulating internet access in the workplace is a delicate balancing act.

The web provides employees with valuable information and tools that enhance productivity and competitive advantage, but it can also devastate business productivity with its endless supply of games, downloads, webmail, community sites and online retailers.

The evidence of web abuse is dramatic. Over half of respondents to an America Online and Salary.com survey cited web surfing as their biggest work distraction.

While another survey revealed inside abuse of web access as the most prevalent security problem.

This Sophos white paper looks at:
- Ensuring staff productivity and legal compliance
- The risks
- Lawsuits
- Resource abuse
- Malware
- Complex challenges
- Work/personal life overlap
- Defining abuse
- Building a workable policy
- Communications
- Match policy to philosophy
- Keep it simple
- Enforcing the policy
- An effective web usage policy
- Regular reviews

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