On Thu, 21 Apr 2005, Gareth Eason wrote:
> Generally there are some catch-all protect-our-ass type clauses,
> - Office IT equipment will be used only for the purposes of company
> - No pornographic, racist, sexist, defamatory or otherwise
> inappropriate or illegal material may be stored or viewed using office
> IT equipment. (You'll need to define 'inappropriate' for your needs.)
Why does this kind of stuff need to be IT policy specific? Does it
mean its ok to use company stationary for racist messages? Does it
mean I can use the fax machine and other non-IT office equipment to
run my extra-corporate home business?
All this stuff is non-IT specific and should be covered by general HR
policy. Punt to HR, whose job it is to formulate such general policy.
> - Do not share your logon credentials, passwords or PINs with any
> individual or oganisation, even the IT department. (This is something I
> think neds to be beaten into users with a stick! Or perhaps the IT
> department should be beaten until they realise they don't ever NEED to
> be told my password - they have root ;-) )
The best way to do this is unify credentials as much as possible, and
make the credentials the user needs to access things the company
cares about (eg the accounts database, whatever) the same as things
the user cares about (ie their email, their login to the HR database
which shows their salary, etc) :).
> Usually, some ownership things are there, e.g.:
> - Corporate IT equipment remains the property of $our_corp at all
> times. In the event of termination of employment with $our_corp, all
> mobile phones, laptops, computer media, hard & soft copies of
> documentation and $other_things must be returned.
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