TTU Virus Protection Policy

TTU Virus Protection Policy

Tennessee Board of Regents Information Technology Resources policy 6.2(4) states that propagating "any program or data intended to disrupt normal operations (e.g., a computer ‘virus' or ‘worm')" is a violation of TBR policy. Sending viruses or other forms of malicious code (herein collectively referred to as "virus" or "viruses") may slow down the network by consuming excessive bandwidth and may expose university and user data to potential damage. An individual computer can have significant, adverse affects on other individuals, groups, departments, or even whole colleges.

Goals

The purpose of this computer virus protection policy is the effective and efficient prevention of network virus outbreaks and network security attacks involving computers associated with Tennessee Technological University. The focus of the policy is to ensure that TTU-affiliated users (faculty, staff, and students) are aware of and take responsibility for the proper use of the University-provided and Information Technology Services (ITS)-supported virus protection software. This policy is intended to ensure:

Policy

Centrally provided virus protection software will be run on all computers connected to the TTU Network.

Implementation

Compliance

Virus protection is most effective if every computer on the TTU network has up-to-date antivirus software installed. ITS will provide the initial setup for campus computers and distribute virus protection updates. ITS will also provide assistance in removing any pre-existing antivirus programs from campus computers.

End-User Responsibilities

Noncompliance

Faculty, staff, and students not complying with this computer security policy leave themselves and others at risk of virus infections which could result in

If deemed necessary to prevent viral propagation to other networked devices or detrimental effects to the network, computers infected with viruses or other forms of malicious code shall be disconnected from the network until the infection has been removed.

Approved by Information Technology Committee, October 2, 2003
Approved by President Robert R. Bell, December 3, 2003