Anti-Virus Policy

1.0 Purpose
To establish requirements which must be met by all computers connected to Industrial Computer Contracts (West Midlands) Ltd networks to ensure effective virus detection and prevention.

2.0 Scope
This policy applies to all Industrial Computer Contracts (West Midlands) Ltd computers that are Windows-based or utilize Windows file directory sharing. This includes, but is not limited to, desktop computers, laptop computers, file/ftp/proxy servers, and any Windows based lab equipment such as traffic generators.

3.0 Policy
All Industrial Computer Contracts (West Midlands) Ltd Windows-based lab computers must have Industrial Computer Contracts (West Midlands) Ltd's standard, supported anti-virus software installed and scheduled to run at regular intervals. In addition, the anti-virus software and the virus pattern files must be kept up-to-date. Virus-infected computers must be removed from the network until they are verified as virus-free. Directors are responsible for creating procedures that ensure anti-virus software is run at regular intervals, and computers are verified as virus-free. Any activities with the intention to create and/or distribute malicious programs into Industrial Computer Contracts (West Midlands) Ltd's networks are prohibited.

Noted exceptions: Machines with operating systems other than those based on Microsoft products are excepted at the current time.

4.0 Enforcement
Any employee found to have violated this policy may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

5.0 Revision History
Adopted 25th June 2014 Industrial Computer Contracts (West Midlands) - Director