11.6 Campus Anti-Virus Policy

Scope of Policy

This focus of this policy is to ensure that all IT-related devices that connect to the East Georgia State College campus data network have antivirus software installed. This is necessary for preventing computer related viruses, worms, etc., from infecting college-owned (and noncollege-owned) IT equipment and the college data network.

Regulations of Policy

    1. All information technology equipment that is owned by the college and that connects (wired or wireless) to the East Georgia State College data network must have a current version of the campus supported antivirus program installed. The virus definition file must also be current. Information Technology Staff install the anti-virus application on all collegeowned IT equipment and this application must not be uninstalled by the user. Please contact Information Technology for assistance with this issue.
    2. All information technology equipment that is not owned by the College and that connects (wired or wireless) to the East Georgia State College data network must have a current version (virus definition file must also be current) of an antivirus program installed.
    3. Any user (faculty, staff, student or other participant of an East Georgia State College program or activity) who wishes to connect (wired or wireless) a "personally" owned information technology device to the College network should first contact Information Technology to ensure that an antivirus program has been installed on the device and that the program is current with respect to virus definition files. This also applies to current operating system updates/patches.
    4. All computer workstations located in public access areas of the college (i.e. library, Cyber Cafe) will have current versions of the antivirus program currently being utilized and supported by the College's Information Technology Department.
    5. All computer workstations located in student computer labs and other labs accessible to students and public users will have current versions of the antivirus program currently being utilized and supported by the College's Information Technology department.
    6. All computer workstations located in faculty/staff/work student areas will have current versions of the antivirus program currently being utilized and supported by the College's Information Technology Department.