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it is a cost-effective alternative for teleconferences by reducing phone call bills, need for meeting rooms and travel. IM systems can be hosted inside a corporate network or hosted off-site. In this paper we present criteria for choosing a suitable IM system and show how to implement reliable audit controls for the IM system using Snort rules.
This paper provides a guide for implementing a content filtering system, along with the basics of an Internet Usage Policy (IUP), installing devices for content filtering, and enforcing policy through disciplinary action.
The risky nature of downloading untrusted data, sexual harassment issues in the workplace, time wasted by unproductive employees, and simple bandwidth loss are all tangible concerns with associated real financial costs
This paper focuses on the Information Technology and Information Security ramifications of acceptable computer use policy and attempts to show how responsibility can be shared with the less technical Human Resources and Legal departments.