SkillSetz Appendix A – Security Awareness and Acceptable Use Policy

SkillSetz Security Awareness and Acceptable Use Policy




The intentions for publishing a security awareness and acceptable use policy are not to impose restrictions that are contrary to the established culture of openness, trust and integrity. SkillSetz is committed to protecting all employees, partners and the company from illegal or damaging actions by individuals, either knowingly or unknowingly.

Internet/Intranet/Extranet-related systems, including but not limited to computer equipment, operating systems, applications, storage media, network accounts providing electronic mail, Internet browsing, and remote access, are the property of SkillSetz. These systems are to be used for business purposes in serving the interests of the company, and of our clients and customers in the course of normal operations. 

Effective security is a team effort involving the participation and support of every SkillSetz employee and affiliate who deals with information and/or information systems. It is the responsibility of every computer user to know these guidelines, and to conduct their activities accordingly.



The purpose of this policy is to outline the acceptable use of computer equipment at SkillSetz. These rules are in place to protect the employees and SkillSetz. Inappropriate use exposes SkillSetz to risks including virus attacks, compromise of network systems and services, and legal issues. 



This policy applies to employees, contractors, consultants, temporary employees, and all other workers at SkillSetz, including all personnel affiliated with third parties. This policy applies to all equipment that is owned or leased by SkillSetz.



General Use and Ownership

  1. While network administration desires to provide a reasonable level of privacy, users should be aware that the data they create on the corporate systems remains the property of SkillSetz. Because of the need to protect the network, management cannot guarantee the confidentiality of employee’s personal information stored on any network device belonging to SkillSetz.
  2. Employees are responsible for exercising good judgment regarding the reasonableness of personal use. Individual departments are responsible for creating guidelines concerning personal use of Internet/Intranet/Extranet systems. In the absence of such policies, employees should be guided by departmental policies on personal use, and if there is any uncertainty, employees should consult their supervisor or manager. 
  3. IT recommends that any information that users consider sensitive or vulnerable be encrypted. 
  4. For security and network maintenance purposes, authorised individuals within SkillSetz may monitor equipment, systems and network traffic at any time.
  5. SkillSetz reserves the right to audit networks and systems on a periodic basis to ensure compliance with this policy.

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