Case Study 2: Acceptable Use Policy

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An Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) is a very important policy within organizations to define acceptable employee behavior when accessing company resources. Additionally, there are also legal implications within AUPs. Use an existing AUP that you are familiar with, such as from a current or previous workplace, or search on the Internet for an example AUP to complete this case study.

Write a three to five (3-5) page paper in which you:

Describe the purpose of an Acceptable Use Policy you have selected and explain how the AUP helps provide confidentiality, integrity, and availability within the organization.

Explain methods that organizations can implement to help ensure compliance with the AUP, mitigate their risk exposure, and minimize liability. Describe how your selected AUP accomplishes these goals.

Describe methods for increasing the awareness of the AUP, and other policies, within the organization.

Identify penalties for users who compromise data security (e.g., by downloading files that contain viruses).

Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Be typed, double-spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Analyze how security policies help mitigate risks and support business processes in various domains in the information technology (IT) infrastructure.

Describe the different ISS policies associated with the user domain.

Describe different issues related to implementing and enforcing ISS policies.

Use technology and information resources to research issues in security strategy and policy formation.

Write clearly and concisely about Information Systems Security Policy topics using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.

Tutor Answer

School: UT Austin




Acceptable Use Policy



I used to work in a banking organization, and I witnessed clients’ data being stolen and
used to vices such as threatening the clients so that they could give away money. These cases
made the management come up with an acceptable use policy to define the behaviour which was
considered acceptable for the workers in accessing the resources of the company. The acceptable
use policy would help in ensuring confidentiality, integrity and availability in the banking
business. It would help promote the security of the customers’ data and ensuring that only the
authorized people will access the information, thus making the answerable, in case customer’s
data gets to the wrong hands. Since the baking company has different customers, only the bank
cashiers will be given the passwords to the particular computers they will be using, where the
personal data will be stored. The virtue of integrity will be instilled in all employees, whether
they are dealing with the customer's data or not. It will be included in the ethical code of conduct
of t...

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