Security Advisor

Virtual Hall Monitor

Online privacy is important (in case you missed my viewpoint from the previous entry). But what about online privacy when you're on the company's dime? Just like you can't hijack the company's scanner for your own self-publishing needs, you can't hijack the company's WiFi for your own personal use.

This month's Redmondfeatures an in-depth piece by Derek Schauland on the best practices of employee online monitoring. And the No. 1 suggestion he gives is making it clear to everyone what the policy is. This will help to clear up some of the confusion, along with deterring some from spending all day playing online poker.

And this helpful hint doesn't only keep employees productive -- it drastically cuts down on the amount of malware infections that could be contracted when visiting sites that shouldn't be visited at work.

What's your company's online monitoring policy, and do you clearly let employees know what you are watching? Shoot me a response at cpaoli@1105media.com.

About the Author

Chris Paoli is the site producer for Redmondmag.com and MCPmag.com.

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