Most organizations that provide internet access to their employees have put in place an Internet Acceptable Use Policy. Some of these policies have been in place, unchanged, for several years. With the major expansion of internet capabilities and usage, enterprises should review their policies to ensure that they reflect today's challenges and organizational expectations.
Use this template to help keep the policy up to date. This policy template includes descriptions of acceptable and unacceptable use, security provisions, and disclaimers on the right of the organization to monitor usage and liability.
Risks addressed by the policy:
- Security breaches due to downloaded viruses, spyware, bots, or other unauthorized material
- Lawsuits caused by inappropriate employee behavior in online communities or forums
- Reduced network availability and resources for business purposes due to misuse of assets by personal employee usage