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Acceptable use policy

Computer use is ubiquitous in state government and agencies. Having strong acceptable use policies can help protect against the significant security, privacy, and other threats to an organization. It is recommended that every organization have an acceptable use policy for computers, tablets, phones, and other mobile devices, whether they are owned by the organization or privately by the employees themselves and brought to work.

  • Sort employee roles into groups with similar computer use needs

  • Assess whether employees need to download software

  • Establish how you will limit access

  • Address the issue of social media directly

  • Create an informative policy regarding acceptable social media and blog posts, both during and outside of work

  • Establish appropriate repercussions for violating the policy

  • Establish a training policy to ensure employees comprehend and follow the policy


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