Of all workplace distractions, the Internet is the greatest productivity drain. 64% of employees visit non-work related websites each day (Forbes), and a new survey—conducted by the American Management Association (AMA)—found that more than 25% of employers have fired workers for misusing e-mail on the job (ComputerWorld). 10-Rules (#1 and #7) address these potential problems and will help to educate your employees on the proper use of company computers.
Software piracy can cost your company up to $150,000 in civil fines per infringement and up to $250,000 in criminal fines per infringement. IP infractions can cost your company upto $100,000 per incident in fines and penalties. And, we have not even mentioned bad press. Half of all businesses in America have experienced more than 25 successful social engineering attacks in the past two years, with some having to spend up to $100,000 per incident in cleanup costs (Information Week). 10-Rules #3 and #4 address these potential problems and will help to educate your employees on avoiding them.
Ignorantia juris non excusat or ignorantia legis neminem excusat (Latin for "ignorance of the law does not excuse" or "ignorance of the law excuses no one") is a legal principle holding that a person who is unaware of a law may not escape liability for violating that law merely because he or she was unaware of its content. 10 Rules, however, demonstrates to courts that you have taken proactive steps to protect your company from inappropriate computer-related actions taken by your employees.
After successful completion of the training program, your company will be awarded I.C.E. Certification (Information and Computer Ethics Certification). By demonstrating your company's commitment to computer and information ethics, you separate yourself from your competitors. With the ICE certification, you build greater trust with your existing clients and attract new clients. ICE Certification affirms your company's steadfastness to ethics, safeguarding your clients’ personal information, and your employees’ well being. I.C.E. Certification will:
Just ask executives at: Target, Home Depot, Michaels, Neiman-Marcus or White Lodging (which manages hotel franchises for chains such as Marriott, Hilton, and Starwood). In the case of Target, the credit card data breach effecting 110 million Target customers — hasn’t yet reached its final chapter. As customers seek to regain confidence in one of the nation’s largest retailers, Target's profits fell nearly 50% in its fourth fiscal quarter of 2013 (Forbes).
Information and Computer Ethics (I.C.E.) Certification shows your currrent and prospective customers that you have taken the extra step in protecting their personal data. In a world where everyone has become increasingly aware of the value of information and the problems that breaches in data security can cause, send the clear message that you and your company are taking the right steps in protecting data!