Today, large businesses are facing the ever increasing threat of inappropriate Internet usage among company employees. This poses a great risk to organizations in many ways. Most notably, productivity loss, workplace law suits, bandwidth consumption, and breaches of confidential company data are some of the major issues large businesses deal with on an ongoing basis. In order to tackle this problem, Internet acceptable use policies are put in place to protect the employer and the employee. By establishing, educating, and enforcing these policies, employees will become more aware of the dangers involved with inappropriate Internet usage. Internet acceptable use policies will differ for each business, but they must cover all aspects of security for that particular organization in order to be effective. This paper will outline the problems within organizations that need to be addressed as well as how to write a policy that will deter Internet misuse.
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