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Policy 2 - Anti-Virus Software Policy

1.0 Purpose
The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance designed to limit virus-related issues for Murray State University. Any questions or comments about this policy should be directed to Information Systems.

2.0 Scope
This policy applies to all machines connected to the Murray State University networks.

3.0 Policy
Always run Information Systems approved anti-virus/anti-spyware software. This should also be kept updated with the latest virus definitions. All machines should also follow the Anti-Virus Standards which further state Murray State's stance on anti-virus software and proper use.

4.0 Enforcement
Anyone found to have violated this policy may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including suspension of access to technology resources or termination of employment. Students may be referred to Student Affairs for discipline. A violation of this policy by a temporary worker, contractor or vendor may result in action up to and including termination of their contract or assignment with Murray State University.

5.0 Definitions
Murray State University Network
Being connected to a Murray State University network includes the following: 
  • If you have a network capable device (ex. laptop) plugged into a Murray State University owned building, then you are connected to the MSU LAN (local area network). 
  • If you have a wireless capable device (ex. laptop, iPhone) and connect to MSUWireless or MSUSecure, then you are connected to the MSU WLAN (wireless local area network). 
  • If you connect from a computer through the Murray State University VPN (virtual private network), you are then connected to the MSU LAN (local area network).