Develop and disseminate policieson acceptable usage, security,privacy and copyrightTranslation: Create “The Fine Print”The principles most often given priority whendesigning and maintaining a website are:•ease of use aesthetics•reliability of content
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1. Acceptable Usage Policy The quick ACCEPTAB USAGE PO The quick bro bro LE LICY quic k brown wn fox jumps over fox jumps the over the lazy lazy dog. The quick quick brown wn fox jum ps over dog. The quic brown k brown fox fox jumps over the lazy jumps ove r the lazy dog. The fox jumps the lazy dog dog. over the lazy . The dog. The quic quic k brown fox jum The quick k brown fox ps over the bro lazy quick brown wn fox jumps over the jumps ove r the lazy dog dog. The quic k brown fox jum ps over the lazy lazy dog. The quick . fox jumps brown fox brown fox over the lazy dog. The The quick jumps ove r the lazy jumps ove dog. The quic brown k brown fox fox jumps over the lazy dog. The• An acceptable usage policy (AUP) r the lazy dog. jumps ove The quick r the lazy dog. The brown fox dog. The quic quic k brown jumps ove k fox jumps r the lazy over the lazy dog. The quic dog. The quic k brown fox The quick k brown fox jumps ove bro r the lazy quic k brown wn fox jumps over jumps ove r the lazy dog. The fox jumps the dog. over the lazy lazy dog. The quick dog. T brown fox jumps ove r the lazy dog. The is a set of rules and guidelines that govern how a website can and should be used.• Such policies are often intended to reduce the legal risk of the misuse of a website.• An AUP can also enable action to be taken against a party that has misused a website.
Target AudienceWebsites are accessed and used bya wide range of people, including:•public visitors•business partners•internal staff•website developers/designers.
Catering to the Target AudienceFor example,• Website developers will be able to modifywebsite content. Their AUP must explicitlystate the correct procedures to follow whenchanging content.•A public visitor, however, will generally notchange content and the AUP should state thisto protect against malicious users intent onediting content.
EnforcementAUPs must balance the need(ii)to enforce users to view and accept the policy(iii)to ensure that this process does not to hinder theusability of a website.Common methods used to deliver AUPs and otherpolicies to users:•provide links to policies on every web page•require internal staff to sight and sign the AUP beforea user account is created•generate a message which reiterates key parts of theAUP when users login to a secured section
A key part of enforcing the AUP is tomonitor misuse and take action against it.• Actively monitoring web server statistics and event logs• These statistics/logs can point to suspicious activity, such as large amounts of uploads or downloads or a higher than normal number of unauthorised attempts to access secure sections.• Statistics can be monitored automatically, with automatic alerts sent when pre- established thresholds are crossed.
Taking Action Against MisuseIf the AUP is to be effective, action must be takenagainst any misuse.Typically, consequences are on an escalating scale. Forexample, you might:•issue a warning, demanding that the misuse stop andoutline possible further action•suspend a user’s access to a website and its services•terminate a user’s access to a website and its services•place a financial burden on the user/s to pay foradministrative costs, account reactivation etc•commence legal action against user/s.
Sample Acceptable Use PolicyAAPThttp://www.aapt.com.au/Acceptable-use-policy
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What information is collected? How will it be used?• Users must be confident that the personal and financial information they provide will be handled confidentially and be clear as to how the information will be used.
What is the difference between privacy and security? They are related but have one essentialdifference:•If confidential data is uncovered that does notidentify persons or organisations, then asecurity breach has occurred•If the data does reveal the identity of personsor organisations then it becomes a privacybreach.
What information is collected?• Whenever you visit a website the web server logs information such as:• IP address• type of browser• operating system• ISP• screen resolution• plug-ins used• what pages you visited• how long you stayed there• what website you came from.This information is very useful for web designers/developers but does not in itself pose a great privacy risk as there is no name or recognisable form of identification.
Collection of Sensitive Information• If you wish to purchase goods or services online or download ‘member’ data, it is highly likely that you will be asked to complete an online form asking for your details. Much of this data is unrelated to using a service, or fulfilling an online purchase.• By combining data about your behaviour on a website with your personal information, you are vulnerable to unwanted marketing from sources such as spam emails. – In severe cases you may even be the victim of identity theft, where a malicious user assumes your identity. Once they have assumed your identity they may purchase products and services using your credit card details and misrepresent or deface your online presence.
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Creative Commons (CC).• Not all copyright is designed to prevent visitors from using, redistributing and adapting content. One approach is the use of CC allows you to open up copyright restrictions• . Allowing users greater access to material fosters a greater sense of community and good will which ultimately promotes the organisation.
What does a copyright policy cover?• Copyright policies should cover:• trademarks—logos, slogans, product names etc• web page text• images• audio• video• document downloads• software downloads• data stored in backend databases.
What should be included in a copyright policy?For general copyright policies they should include the following:•who owns the copyright to the material on the website – note thatcopyright may belong to a number of different contributors•what the copyright policy allows—reproduction, adaptation, re-distribution etc•whether permission is required to do any of the above and how toobtain it•what the copyright policy does not allow•a warning regarding uploading of copyright material to the website ifthis facility is available•a disclaimer to help protect from copyright material accidently hostedon the website•acknowledgments of any copyright material used with permission•what can be done if a copyright breach is suspected.
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Security items that should be coveredinclude:• user names, passwords and logins to be kept confidential• All known incidences of security breaches or• suspicion that you have access to material from which you should be blocked must be reported.
Direct access to Website ContentFor users such as web designers with direct access towebsite content, you should include more specificsecurity items, such as:•new or modified content to be uploaded only oversecure channels—specify accepted encryption andsecurity techniques•web pages or services requiring visitor data such asusernames and passwords to be designed to transmitthis data over secure channels•Only include content that does not pose a security riskto the organisation
Access• Sites and pages designed so as to maintain levels of authorised access• Website systems to be monitored for misuse and security breaches• Levels of authorised access for any locally stored or archived material from the website—including printouts and emails— to be maintained• Guidelines to be provided for the website file, folder and database structure, to ensure that sensitive data is in access controlled locations• Guidelines to be provided to ensure that all appropriate checks and sign-offs are done prior to making changes live.
Enforcement of Security Policy• As with an AUP, a security policy is only as powerful as its enforcement.• Web designers and developers involved in uploading content to a website will need to have a sound understanding of the security technologies in use. It may be necessary to provide training and standards documentation in addition to any security policies.Security technologies may include:• encryption—private key, public key etc• FTPS and SFTP• TLS and SSL• digital signatures and certificates.
Obtaining a BalanceAll of the policies mentioned - AUP, security,privacy and copyright - should balance theinterests of the website owner and its visitors.•For owners, the policies are designed toprovide protection and communicate theirposition.• For visitors, the policies should help them beaware of their rights and responsibilities andinstil trust and confidence that the website willprotect their interests.