Acceptable Use Policy (Code of ethics)

What is an policy?

A policy is typically a document that outlines specific requirements or rules that must be met. In the information/network security realm, policies are usually point-specific, covering a single area. For example, an "Acceptable Use" policy would cover the rules and regulations for appropriate use of the computing facilities.

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Sample policy documents

Do you think you now know what an acceptable use policy is? Try this Acceptable use policy quiz.


  1. Review the Natomas Unified Acceptable Use Policy - Make a list of 6 offenses that could cause a students to lose computer access privileges [2 marks]
  2. An organization has a Local Area Network connecting around 100 computers. The network administrator needs to formulate an acceptable use policy for the network's users. Explain four provisions which would be included in the policy. [8 marks]
  3. Email Weaver your answers. Subject is "Last, First name AUP Assignment". DO NOT SHARE. Send as text in an email.