This Head Start program shares space with a school district, and the two organizations have different requirements for web filtering, reports a pilot fish on the Head Start side.
"But there's no problem -- they have their wireless and we have ours," fish says. "We keep all of our data separated on two distinct networks.
"Yesterday I received an email from the district's IT network engineer, a great guy that I have been working with for many years. He said they just discovered that our staff had been sharing our wireless passphrase with their staff, completely bypassing all of their filtering, and could we please change the passphrase at that location?
"I agreed to do so, knowing that this would entail an additional 16 hours of labor for our team, but also knowing it was the right thing to do.
"I immediately sent an email to our staff at all of our shared locations, explaining that their generosity was putting our neighbors at risk both for security and compliance.
"I received an email back from a supervisor: 'I saw the password written on the bathroom stalls over at that site. It said For free Wifi, use this password!'
"I laughed so hard that I almost passed out."
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