Be an example

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 18 Oct. 2005 / Last Updated on 18 Oct. 2005]

Want users in your company to follow the security policies and practices you lay down?

Want users in your company to follow the security policies and practices you lay down? Be an example to them by following these same policies yourself. For example, never browse the web or check email using your administrator account, use an ordinary user account instead. Change your password as frequently as ordinary users have to do the same. And so on.

Not only will your users respect you (and the policies you preach to them) if you do this, but you'll also discover firsthand which policies are silly or unrealistic or too difficult to comply with and thus head off user complaints about the same. Smart move!

The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, networking, and security. He has been repeatedly awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status by Microsoft for his outstanding contributions in supporting users who deploy and use Microsoft platforms, products and solutions. Mitch has published over two hundred articles on different IT websites and magazines, and he has written or contributed to almost two dozen books and is lead author for the Windows 7 Resource Kit from Microsoft Press. For more information, see www.mtit.com .

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