RE: Internet E-mail monitoring/approval

From: dave (dave@netmedic.net)
Date: 04/11/03

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    From: "dave" <dave@netmedic.net>
    To: "'Ted Frederick'" <tfrederick@ascentek.com>, <security-basics@securityfocus.com>
    Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2003 23:00:10 -0400
    
    

    Ted,

    This can be done, but how many clients are we talking about??

    Can you imagine how long it would take to read say 3 e-mails per client on a
    100 user system??

    Yes it is true " Also, it is my
    understanding that e-mail sent using a company's e-mail system is
    considered the property of that organization and therefore the
    organization can do with it what they want. If I am mistaken in this
    then please let me know."

    But you have to be careful and post warnings such as:

    Confidentiality: The information contained in this e-mail message and
    attached files are confidential and intended only for the use of the
    individual or entity named above. If the reader of the message is not the
    intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination,
    distribution, or copying of this e-mail message is prohibited. If you have
    received this e-mail message in error, please immediately notify us by
    replying to the sender or by telephone and delete the message(s) and all
    attachments.

    Privacy Notice: This e-mail comes from a Monitored E-mail system; users
    have no explicit or implicit expectation of privacy. Any or all E-mails and
    all files sent through this system may be intercepted, monitored, recorded,
    copied, audited, inspected, and disclosed to authorized site, and law
    enforcement personnel, as well as authorized officials of other agencies.
    By using this e-mail system, the user consents to such interception,
    monitoring, recording, copying, auditing, inspection, and disclosure at the
    discretion of authorized site personnel.

    Employer Liability: Our Company accepts no liability for the information
    contained in this e-mail or for the consequences of any action taken based
    on the information provided, unless that information is subsequently
    confirmed in writing. The information contained herein does not necessarily
    express the opinion or position of the Company and cannot be attributed to
    or made binding upon the Company.

    This would have to be part of each users e-mail signature and a warning on
    the system when they sign on to a workstation such as:

    This is a Private computer system. It is for authorized use only. Users
    (authorized or unauthorized) have no explicit or implicit expectation of
    privacy. Any or all uses of this system and all files on this system may be
    intercepted, monitored, recorded, copied, audited, inspected, and disclosed
    to authorized site, and law enforcement personnel, as well as authorized
    officials of other agencies. By using this system, the user consents to
    such interception, monitoring, recording, copying, auditing, inspection, and
    disclosure at the discretion of authorized site personnel. Unauthorized or
    improper use of this system may result in administrative disciplinary action
    and civil and criminal penalties. By continuing to use this system you
    indicate your awareness of and consent to these terms and conditions of use.
    LOG OFF IMMEDIATELY if you do not agree to the conditions stated in this
    warning.

    With this on all systems then the user knows the implications, and agrees to
    it.

    I would definitely run it by the legal department first, and take the time
    consideration into account of reading every e-mail.

     
    _____________________
    Dave Kleiman
    dave@netmedic.net
    www.netmedic.net

     

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