Technology Acceptable Use Policy

Communicate standards for technology and data use with easy to build, tailored cybersecurity policies.

Set expectations

Establish a clear and strong baseline for how technology and data should be used and protected, remotely or in-office.

Mitigate insider threats

Reduce the chance of human error by communicating and training on cybersecurity and organizational best practices.

Prepare for compliance

Cybersecurity policy documentation supports legal, industry, HR, and other regulatory requirements.

Set expectations

Establish a clear and strong baseline for how technology and data should be used and protected, remotely or in-office.

Mitigate insider threats

Reduce the chance of human error by communicating and training on cybersecurity and organizational best practices.

Prepare for compliance

Cybersecurity policy documentation supports legal, industry, HR, and other regulatory requirements.

Define technology use standards and best practices

Fast and easy policy builder

Answer a few quick, simple questions to generate a customized policy that you can download in multiple formats.

Key cybersecurity-related topic coverage

Policy topics include data, devices, confidentiality, email, and communication, as well as what to do in the event of a breach.

Automated reminders

In-app alerts and email notifications let you know when it’s time to revisit, refresh, and renew your policy.

Multiple uses and audiences

Your policy aligns and protects everyone that comes in contact with your organization and sends a clear message that your organization takes cybersecurity seriously.

Define technology use standards and best practices

Fast and easy policy builder

Answer a few quick, simple questions to generate a customized policy that you can download in multiple formats.

Key cybersecurity-related topic coverage

Policy topics include data, devices, confidentiality, email, and communication, as well as what to do in the event of a breach.

Automated reminders

In-app alerts and email notifications let you know when it’s time to revisit, refresh, and renew your policy.

Multiple uses and audiences

Your policy aligns and protects everyone that comes in contact with your organization and sends a clear message that your organization takes cybersecurity seriously.

How does it work?

Answer simple questions and generate your custom policy that can easily be reviewed and downloaded, then shared with employees, vendors, partners, contractors, and customers so they can follow your guidelines upon every new hire, contract, and agreement.

Automated notifications and recommendations provide reminders for when it’s time to revisit and consider updating your policy.

Establish clear guidelines

Watch the video to learn more about the Technology Acceptable Use Policy from Defendify.

Welcome to Defendify! The all-in-one cybersecurity platform. A surprising number of businesses have yet to create policies governing how to use technology within the organization. It is important that all employees and contractors understand the expectations around the use of computers, applications and mobile devices at your company. The develop policy covers different areas such as no privacy expectations, how users are expected to implement passwords, guidelines on confidentiality and the controlled use of bring your own devices. This important tool will help align cyber security objectives with HR and compliance goals, without having to spend hours working from templates.

This is just one of the modules under our Layered Security approach that work together to give you holistic protection.

Frequently Asked Questions

Some of your questions might have already been answered. Read them here.

An employee technology acceptable use policy is a document that governs how all employees, contractors, or other users are expected to use company technology assets, networks, or internet connection.

It outlines a code of conduct for acceptable or prohibited behaviors, as well as consequences for violating the policy.

A data use policy or technology acceptable use policy may cover items such as no expectation of privacy, email security, internet or network usage, password requirements, confidentiality, the use of USB or removable storage devices, social media, and more.

First, start by discussing which technology behaviors your organization is going to require or allow, and which will be denied (for example: USB or removable storage devices, secure file transfer requirements, personal activity on work devices, BYOD, etc.)

Consider who will be the point of contact for questions about your policy, and which stakeholders should also have input. With the Defendify Technology Acceptable Use Policy tool, you can simply enter your company and contact details, and then answer a few quick questions. We’ll produce a fully customized policy that addresses multiple security topics in one employee policy to share with your team, customers and partners.

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Tried and trusted

Time and effort saved is the most critical success criteria with limited resources. Policy development and security awareness training has been made much easier.

Administrator

Computer & Network Security

Defendify empowers our users to identify threats. The policies provide a consistent reaction in case things fail. It's a great combination for peace of mind.

Solutions Consultant/Engineer

Computer & Network Security

The phishing simulations and cybersecurity awareness training program help keep our staff on-guard for any nefarious attempts to gain access to our systems.

Chief Operating Officer

Software or Technology

It has allowed us to create a technology use policy that is on par with the best of the best.

President

Systems Integrator

Having training courses for our employees is a huge plus. The phishing simulations give you great insight into how well your employees understand online safety.

Senior Project Manager

Professional Services

I'm very pleased with the phishing simulations. I get a lot more reports about suspicious email. Users take great pride in that they did not fall for the test.

Information Technology Director

Software/Technology

Time and effort saved is the most critical success criteria with limited resources. Policy development and security awareness training has been made much easier.

Administrator

Computer & Network Security

Defendify empowers our users to identify threats. The policies provide a consistent reaction in case things fail. It's a great combination for peace of mind.

Solutions Consultant/Engineer

Computer & Network Security

The phishing simulations and cybersecurity awareness training program help keep our staff on-guard for any nefarious attempts to gain access to our systems.

Chief Operating Officer

Software or Technology

It has allowed us to create a technology use policy that is on par with the best of the best.

President

Systems Integrator

Having training courses for our employees is a huge plus. The phishing simulations give you great insight into how well your employees understand online safety.

Senior Project Manager

Professional Services

I'm very pleased with the phishing simulations. I get a lot more reports about suspicious email. Users take great pride in that they did not fall for the test.

Information Technology Director

Software/Technology

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