10 Big Mistakes Companies Make With Web Policies

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    Don Reisinger

They Block Everything

They Block Everything

Although it might seem that blocking anything and everything is the best move for companies, it really isn't. Frustrated employees aren't doing companies any good. Whether employees admit it or not, they aren't spending eight hours of their day working. At points throughout the day, they're trying to find sites to get away from work. If every site they would want to browse are blocked, they might engage in dangerous practices if they find a way around the blockade. Believe it or not, giving users access to Twitter really is a good idea.
The Internet can be a dangerous place, full of malicious files and hackers that want to steal sensitive information and turn it into cash. The threat can be a constant concern that doesn't go away. That's precisely why most companies have Web policies in place to give employees a firm understanding of what is allowed and what is not, and in just about every case, Web policies are absolutely necessary. They govern a company's network and ensure that all parties know and understand what their responsibilities are. But that doesn't mean that they're all perfect. In fact, some Web policies fail to make much sense at all. Here are some of the biggest mistakes that companies make when they issue Web policies.
This article was originally published on 2010-06-14
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.