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Expect no privacy!

By Dan Hadaway | Saturday, June 19, 2010 - Leave a Comment

Note:  The following is a “Vigilize Post.”  If you want regular fodder for your security awareness reminders, along with catchy subject lines if you intend to use e-mail, consider following us on www.twitter.com/vigilize!  Each week we tweet a post that you are welcome to customize to your own situation.  The tweet itself is designed to be an e-mail subject line that will entice your users to at least open the message.  This is in reaction to a very common complaint from our ISO clients:  “They don’t even open my awareness reminder e-mails.”


Did you realize that our Acceptable Use Policy establishes that you should have zero privacy expectations?

In the use of any device which the bank owns, you need to realize that the bank can not always keep information you create private.  This is true with all bank technology systems, but where it usually creates confusion is in the areas of e-mail and text messaging (if you have a cell phone owned by the bank).  Since the bank owns these systems, we may have a need (usually if you leave the bank) to browse through your e-mail or text messages, to ensure that proper business continuity is in place.

It’s not like we’re spying on you.  We don’t want to do that.  But for legal reasons . . . . and frankly to avoid embarrassment . . . . it’s important that you know we have the right and ability to review any information you create using bank-owned systems.

If you have any questions about this, please feel free to contact me!

Click here for more information about User Awareness Training!


Intended Use:

The purpose of Vigilize is to respond to ISOs’ complaints that users never read ISO’s “ongoing security awareness training reminders.”  Our tweets are designed to be copied into the subject line of your awareness reminder, with the language on these pages put into the body.  The goal is that the user will have to read the subject line to know to delete the message, and if they understand the subject line the reminder is communicated.  If not, they will go into the message and read the reminder.

Feel free to use Vigilize in your own Security Awareness Program.  Let us know if you have any ideas, suggested tweets, or ways to improve this FREE service.

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