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Listing generated on 04/24/2014 at 20:42:55.

Policy Name: Anti-Virus Protection for UM Computers

Policy Number: 10000074
Policy Code: ACA.IT.100.040
Status: Approved and Activated
Administrative Division: PROVOST/VC FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
Responsible Office: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Effective Date: 11/06/2013
(Policy predates system .)

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Policy Summary/Purpose:
The purpose of this policy is to describe the responsibilities of
individuals, departments and the Office of Information Technology (IT) in
ensuring the protection of University of Mississippi (UM) computer systems
against virus infections. A virus is a piece of self-replicating code,
most
often a malicious software program designed to destroy or damage
information
on computers. Some viruses cause no damage, but a significant number are
specifically designed to cause data loss. Potential sources of viruses
include shared media such as floppy disks or CDs, e-mail (specifically, e-
mail attachments), and documents downloaded from the Internet. A virus
infection is almost always costly to the institution, whether through the
loss of data (possibly permanent), staff time to recover a system, or the
delay of important work.

Policy Narrative: PDF File

People Affected:  FACULTY    STAFF  

Keywords:
APPROPRIATE USE
COMPUTER
COMPUTER VIRUS
INTERNET

Related UM Policies:
ACA.IT.100.010   IT Appropriate Use

Related Resources:
IT Helpdesk
Office of Information Technology