Internet Security Tips and Information
want to be inaccessible to your employees.
l You can create an entire list of specific websites to block as well. That way, if you don't
want your employees on Facebook while they are in the office, they will be blocked from
entering the site. This is generally in addition to the filtering program that the software, or
hardware, will offer.
l You can create a list of keywords that can't be used in search engines. This will also
limit access to content and sites that are inappropriate for the workplace.
l Use the software to block Instant Messaging. This can be a problem in many offices
where the employees want to chat with their friends, and sometimes even co-workers, when
they are on the job.
l Create logs. Create and review logs of internet activity to see that everyone has been up
to. These can show you what websites were accessed and the amount of time spent on the
websites. It can also keep track of what people were searching for in the search engines.
l Prevent files from being downloaded, thus making it more difficult to get a virus, or
download applications such as music downloading programs. This can protect your
internet security from harmful bugs, spyware, adware, and viruses.
So does some of this sound like an invasion of privacy? Perhaps. Just remember that your
employees are on the job and that you should be able to protect work computers from viruses
and other harmful programs that can access your computers. You might want to make your
employees aware that these things programs exist, especially the logs, so that they will not
be blindsided. It is also recommended that you have a good computer policy in your
employee handbook for the employee to read when they are hired. Make sure that you
update it when necessary.
Internet Security- Safety When Using Public Computers
Many times, you might find yourself having to use a public computer. Perhaps the internet is
down at your home or you have moved and it hasn't been set up yet. Or, you might be traveling
and need to use an internet cafe or a internet site in the airport. These are generally okay to
use, but you must use caution when you are accessing sites that ask you to use your password.
The following article will give you some information safety measures when using
First of all, when you are at home and you are accessing Expedia or Amazon or even your bank
account, you might have your password already stored on your computer so that you can enter
the site with a click of the mouse. And why not? It's a lot easier to do it that way. You don't have
to remember your password and you're at home so you feel safe.
However, while this is a not a good idea even in the first place, it's an even worse idea to do it
while you're using a public computer. More often than not, when you enter a site on a public
computer and it asks you for your password it will ask you if you want the site to remember it or
not. Always answer no.