Commercial Networks Ltd E-Policy Implementation
Whether your organisation is a mid-sized company, a small family business, or a publicly traded corporation, any time you allow employees to access the Web and e-mail, you put your organization's assets, future, and reputation at risk. Accidental misuse -- and intentional abuse -- of e-mail and the Internet can create potentially costly and time-consuming legal, regulatory, security, and productivity headaches for employers of all sizes in all industries
The large numbers of such sites coupled with the ready availability of e-mail means that such material is likely to be shared with work colleagues and friends working at other organisations. This type of behaviour not only increases the risk that your organisation will be compromised by a virus or worm, but that you can also be held responsible for the activities of errant staff.
Recent warnings from legal experts clearly fix criminal responsibility on the organisation itself and the key-decision makers within it, who have both the power and responsibility to decide corporate policy and strategy. This can lead to jail terms for the individuals concerned of up to 10 years.
It is now becoming clear that senior management within an organisation must be aware of the legal implications of IT related legislation. In particular they must satisfy themselves that the procedures and processes their organisation employs give absolute confidence that it is fully compliant with the law.
Companies that have put in place policies and procedures that cover: quarantining e-mail attachments and restricting Internet content and time access tend to suffer less disruption.
Commercial Networks Ltd can provide advice and pre-written policies that enable organisations to control Internet and e-mail use and ensure they are compliant with the law.