EDS postpones instant message ban

Wednesday, 15 May 2002, 1:44 PM EST

EDS has postponed its proposed ban on instant messaging after staff
told its techies that it was an important tool for communicating with
clients.

In a memo to staff, Paul Clark, EDS' chief information security
officer said "due to the nature of this change, we are aware of
several clients that are affected and are working to co-ordinate
alternative solutions for those clients. Blocking instant messenger
capability at the firewall will not occur as previously scheduled on
08 May 2002."

[ Read more ]

Comment:

EDS is the the computer arm of the British government. Few days ago they banned its staff from using Instant Messenger products in the workplace. The reason was security concerns, especially over virus transmissions.




Spotlight

Reactions to the IRS hack that impacted 100,000 people

Cybercriminals were able to successfully steal tax forms full of personal information of more than 100,000 taxpayers through IRSí Get Transcript application. This data included Social Security information, date of birth and street address.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Thu, May 28th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //