ARE YOU AWARE OF THE IMPORTANCE
OF COMPUTER SECURITY?
Overall there is a distinct lack of awareness of the importance of computer
security. If your computer systems have only the usual virus protection and/or
a firewall then your systems are at risk from internal abuse and misuse.
P45 For Porn Surfers
A quarter of UK companies have dismissed employees for Internet misconduct
with the majority of sackings for online porn, according to a survey released
from Websense International Ltd., and Personnel Today magazine.
enemy number one for software piracy
Increased employee access to the Internet has led to a significant rise in
software piracy, according to the Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) annual
survey of UK Corporates, as employees download illegal software. To combat this
growing crime, organisations are starting to fight back by monitoring exactly
what employees are up to as they surf the net, with 80% of organisations now
monitoring Internet use.
Internet access is an undisputed business necessity these days. Managing that
access is essential for all businesses -- especially with today's increasing
regulatory and security requirements. Left uncontrolled, employees with unrestricted
Internet access will waste time and open the network to viruses, spyware and
other security problems thus indicating a critical need for Employee Internet
Management and Control measures.