|Category||Information & Communications Technology|
|Approved by||Vice-Chancellor, August 2009|
|Date Procedure Took Effect||27 August 2009|
|Last Approved Revision||30 June 2011|
|Sponsor||Director, Information Technology Services|
|Responsible Officer||Manager Information Security|
|Review Date||1 June 2013|
The purpose of this Procedure is to ensure that the University has adequate protection from viruses which infect computers and other technology.
This Procedure applies University-wide.
AV - Anti-virus software products
LAN - Local Area Network
Sophos - anti-virus software suite
(a) Anti-virus software is mandatory.
(b) Any system which is geographically located on a University of Otago campus or remotely connected to a University of Otago campus must have up-to-date antivirus software installed and operating. This includes laptop computers and computers owned by staff, students or visitors to the University. Anyone responsible for bringing a system onto a University of Otago Campus is responsible for ensuring that anti-virus software is installed.
(c) The AV product installed on desktops and servers must be configured to update on a daily or more frequent basis.
(d) All Computers used solely as servers should have an Anti Virus product installed and operating.
(e) Only servers where a significant negative impact would result from operating anti-virus software, or servers running an Operating System with low likelihood of virus infection such as Solaris or VMS, may be considered for exemption from this procedure.
(f) All exemptions must be authorised in writing by the Director of Information Technology Services.
Related Policies, Procedures and Forms
- Information and Communications Technology Regulations 2014
- Email Policy
- Email Server Policy
- Server Registration Policy
- Software Licence Compliance Policy
- Remote Access Procedure (including VPN)
- Server Administration Procedure
- Software Security Updates (Patching) Procedure
Pointers to anti-virus products and information is maintained on the University's IT security site.