Protect your Reputation

Heard of the new Copyright and Infringing File Sharing Bill that could see persistent copyright infringers disconnected from the internet for up to six months and fined up to NZ$15,000? It has now been passed into law and is effective 1 September 2011. It is not just your reputation on line, but there is a good chance that you are giving your employees a bonus by allowing them to browse porn, download music & movie files, and infect your network with viruses.

At a minimum, there are 2 things you need to do immediately to protect your company from these disasters. They are:

  1. Craft and distribute an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) to all employees. This policy should clearly define:
    • Where employees can and cannot go online.
    • What types of files employees can and cannot download to your network.
    • Appropriate use of company email.
    • When and to what extent they can surf the Internet and use email for personal reasons.
    • Which types of activities are strictly forbidden and…
    • What the consequences are of violating these policies.
  2. Set up content filtering software for email and Internet usage. You cannot possibly police all the activities your employees engage in. However, you can automatically enforce a number of the rules outlined in your AUP by installing software that will filter employee access to certain sites and monitor your employee’s activities online, including email.

Give us a call on 09 9506350 and we can help you protect your company!