You are in the onboarding process with a new employer. Your new manager has asked you to review and sign a document that outlines how you can use their IT systems and what types of uses are not permitted. What type of policy document is this?
An Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) will outline how users can use an IT system or group of IT systems. They are generally used by businesses and organisations to ensure users are aware of what actions are acceptable and what actions could warrant administrative actions. For example an acceptable use policy could state that pirating movies using company resources is not permitted.
An acceptable use policy (AUP), acceptable usage policy or fair use policy, is a set of rules applied by the owner, creator or administrator of a network, website, or service, that restrict the ways in which the network, website or system may be used and sets guidelines as to how it should be used. AUP documents are written for corporations, businesses, universities, schools, internet service providers (ISPs), and website owners, often to reduce the potential …