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Most IT acceptable use policies contain 'gaping security holes' Print E-mail
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Source: SC Magazine - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Security Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are leaving themselves vulnerable to security and compliance risks by not having internet acceptable use policies (AUPs) that address the latest and most dangerous internet-based threats, a new study has warned. According to a poll of IT administrators at 500 companies carried out by security firm St. Bernard Software, four key IT threat areas were found to be commonly missing written AUPs. These so-called gaping holes in AUPs include clauses to cope with use of spyware, inappropriate surfing, instant messaging and P2P networks.

In addition, it was found that the majority of these organizations had no perimeter security solution to defend against these threats or manage and enforce policies.

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