Online ID theft, an employee IT security guide
How to avoid it, silly
Site offer Tired of telling the net numpties at work to smarten their act on email security? Is the company's message about the dangers of online id theft falling on deaf ears? We have the just the right material for you to distribute to your workforce.
The Register has teamed up with Messagelabs to offer the Employee IT Security Guide, a free pack of resources that helps educate end users about the threat from online ID theft. The pack helps your IT department to raise awareness of simple steps end users can take to avoid falling victim and exposing themselves and your organisations to harm.
The pack is a 10MB download and contains:
1 end user guide
1 dos and don'ts handout
1 PowerPoint presentation
1 x internal email template
2 x A4/A3 do’s and don’ts posters (white and black backgrounds)
... all for you on a (zipped) plate.
There's that link again. Employee IT Security Guide: Online IT Theft. The usual registration requirements apply. ®
A Valiant Effort
... that hopefully won't fall on too many deaf ears itself.
However, for the vast majority of "home support" techs out there that leave their "job" during the day to face the many, many calls from friends, relatives, neighboors, etc.; this could be a very useful tool to pass out the next time around.
Ounce of prevention, eh?
Yeah, only 1 powerpoint file?
I once had a manager who asked me to build a website.
No big deal I hear you say.
She wanted it built entirely with powerpoint.
I refused, and suggested maybe I should use something else, I dunno like Dreamweaver....
She got angry and asked someone else to do it.
They did it.
I refused to upload it.
Some managers live and die by powerpoint.
Never under estimate the power of a plonker.
likely to fail?
If it doesn't cost thousands then they wil be suspicious.
Only one Powerpoint file? how can they explain this to those who get paid but haven't a fucking clue?
If it does't come in a glossy plastic folder and doesn't need a course that costs a fortune per place then it can't be any good, can it?