22 November 2005

If you can read this you're too...?


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It's come to my attention that some people are having trouble accessing this blog via their work web connection. After some investigation I've found that some (over?)zealous system administrators ban access to any URL with "blog" in it.

Do you think blogs such as this can pose a potential threat to organisations? Apparently the practice is reasonably widespread, as highlighted in this Wired article: (more)
.... companies worry that employees might leak sensitive material -- perhaps inadvertently -- while posting comments to blog message boards. In a survey of over 300 large businesses conducted in conjunction with Forrester, Proofpoint found 57.2 percent of respondents were concerned with employees exposing sensitive material in blogs. That's higher than the portion concerned with the risks of P2P networks.

The upshot of this is that I'm investigating ways of moving this blog to a different URL. I'll keep you all posted on developments.