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Time to Break Down Security Policies for Employees

Patrick Avery

IT Business Edge's Kara Reeder recently wrote about a Ponemon Institute survey that suggests employees are ignoring security policiesand doing things that could put their company at risk. According to the report, employees ignore the policies because they say companies don't adequately train them on the policies and often the policies are too complex to understand.

 

So companies, it's time to break it down for your employees. Don't assume they understand or read the policies just by handing them an employee handbook.

 

The Knowledge Network contains several security-related documents, including sample policies and primers on passwords. Take a look at these documents and tailor them to your company's needs.

 

Here is a list of some KN security tools:

 


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Jun 12, 2009 6:04 AM Jay Eckhaus, Esq. Jay Eckhaus, Esq.  says:

It is most important that the employee policies covering security, computer and intenet use comply with both federal and state law.

A company opertang in two or more states may need separate policies in order to comply with the laws of the various states.

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