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Sample of a Computer Policy & Regulations
Every day a new computer virus or spyware is created. Some viruses and
spywares are also “network aware” meaning that they come in on one computer
through a download or an email and infect all computers on the network.
Some not only email themselves to all the email addresses in all the address
books on the computer but also take files off your computer and sends those
files to some email addresses. These files could be customer lists
or accounting spreadsheets. Some viruses are designed to remove the virus
programs or other forms of security. (Look up KLEZ in Google some time.)
The virus then has opened the door for all forms of attack from other viruses
or spyware or hackers. Some viruses infect web servers so when you
go to a web site the “You need to download the following Plug-in” message
comes up which is actually the virus. (Google Nimda.)
The U.S. “Privacy Act” has made even more problems with security against
The computers are company property, even computers brought in by employees
are subject to company policy.
No downloading of any programs from the Internet with the exceptions of
updates for programs currently installed on the computer like Microsoft
updates, Sun Java updates, Adobe Flash & Adobe Reader, anti-virus,
company purchased or leased programs, etc. If in doubt; ask!
Computer updates are getting to be extremely critical because of all the
spyware and phishing today. If you see that you need to install a Windows
or Java or Adobe update, please attend to those as soon as possible. (Microsoft
Internet Explorer version upgrades can be postponned till IT gives the
“Personal” anything must be kept to a minimum on company computers. Lunch
breaks are not "Surfing Breaks."
“Chat Programs” like Yahoo Messenger or AIM or Microsoft Messenger are
not permitted and should be removed immediately.
“Chat Rooms” and other types of forums unless related to company research
and are company approved, are not permitted.
Social Networking (MySpace, Twitter, Facebook, etc.) or Peer to Peer (Limewire,
Utorrent, etc.) sites are absolutely not allowed.
No “Porno” or other forms of "Adult Only." Besides being offensive to employees
and customers, it could be grounds for the company to be sued. We would
hate for customers to think all we do is surf garbage. This will
be grounds for immediate termination.
No “Personal E-mail” at work except in times of family emergencies. (E-mail
is the number one way to spread viruses especially from web based e-mail
like Yahoo Mail.) If you are currently using your personal email for company
business we need to have a company email account set up for you. Please
notify us of that.
Web sites used for company business or to obtain company information are
allowed. Please note any web address changes or additional related web
sites so they can be added to the Whitelist or Company Approved list.
If you go to some web site that is blocked and that site is necessary to
your job please inform the management. All others stay blocked.
Software Piracy is a felony.
Backups and Archiving:
NO program can be installed on more than one computer without multiply
“Licenses” of some kind, with the exception of “Freeware” or in some cases
“Shareware.” If it does not say “Freeware” or "GPL" then it is not.
Nothing from companies like Corel or Microsoft or Norton are ever free!
Do not bring any software from home and install it on any company computer.
If you have done such on a company computer, we need to know that information
before you and the company ends up in jail; regretfully “possession (or
lack thereof) is nine tenths of the law.” Since some of the computers may
be leased, not owned, by the company, these problems become even larger.
Do not install any programs from one company computer to any other company
computer without specific permission. This way we know we have appropriate
licenses or enough copies to go around.
Just because it came from one of our "Jobbers" or "Suppliers" does not
mean it is legal for us to use. Only “Tutorials” or “Demos” or “Training”
are probably legal under our franchises. Burned CD ROM's are almost
always a message that we don’t have a software license.
No company software is to be taken off site unless special permission is
given and only then in cases of training.
No information about customer or the company except in the form of a backup
is to leave the building.
We need to round up all software, CDs, disk, cables, and manuals.
This way we can determine what we do have and what we do not. Please
check around your work area and gather all these things up. It is sad how
much money has been spent on things we already own.
Personal or Visiting Computers:
If you have documents or other such items that are “important” please let
us know on your personal computer and ask if they are in some kind of backup.
Some programs on the computers have internal backups onto other drives,
floppy disks, or flash drives, please do those every other day or so.
Keep mulitple copies backed up onto CD ROM or DVD.
General rule of thumb "If it is confidential, then it never leaves
company property except in the form of a backup."
Please let us know of any computer needs or problems. It might be
software or hardware, even something simple like a new mouse pad.
NO computer can be plugged into the company computer system or attached
to the wireless system without inspection by the IT Department first and
NO cell phones, PDA's or Blackberry's are to be plugged in the network.
NO Flash drives (thumb drives) can be plugged into any network other than
the company network.
We did not get to where we are now over night and it will take some
time to get where we really need to be.
Thank you for your patience and understanding,
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Copyright 2009 by Butch Walker for www.ISCnetwork.com.
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