Websense Internet Filter and Acceptable Use Policy issues in Nation’s Capitol
Very interesting story from my neck of the woods…
Nine D.C. government employees are being fired for viewing pornography on their work computers. In these days, I wonder why individuals are still doing this.
“The investigation was launched late last month after D.C. Chief Technology Officer Vivek Kundra received a tip from an employee in the Office of Property Management, officials said. Kundra then conducted a review of the 10,000 city computers -- about one-third of the government's total -- that contained porn-monitoring software called WebSense, which had been installed several years ago.” (Washingtonpost.com)
The city has a policy that bars employees from looking at porn. This month, Kundra's office installed a tougher version of WebSense software that blocks porn on all 30,000 city computers.
In addition to technical controls, the city may need to conduct an Information Security Awareness program or at least a refreshers .