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5.1.       Anti-Virus and Anti-Spamming Policy

The ICT Directorate is responsible for:

  • Installing and updating anti-virus software to ensure that all connected devices to the University’s Data Center are protected against virus infections,
  • Installing and configuring antivirus software for all University-owned and registered personal computers,
  • Installing anti-spam software that automatically blocks spam emails,
  • Protecting the University’s community against malicious attacks,
  • Blocking websites that are known sources of computer viruses and malwares through a content filtering function,
  • Disconnecting any device from the network if an infection is found or suspected; The device will be disconnected until the infection is removed and suitable preventative tools should be installed on the device, and
  • Notifying the University’s community immediately via email, digital signage, and social media posts and posting a notice when a University-wide virus or malware attack is in progress.

Users shall:

  • Report any case of a virus, spam, or other security risks in 24 hours of its happening,
  • Use the existing technologies to minimize the effects of a virus, spam, and other attacks,
  • Run an approved and up-to-date anti-malware,
  • Not disable or tamper the installed antivirus software unless authorized by the University’s ICT Directorate,
  • Have a current antivirus installed and run at all times (unless connected to install antivirus) in any device that connects to the University’s network, and
  • Request technical support from the ICT Directorate immediately in case of difficulties in using antivirus products.


5.2. User Password Policy 

5.3. Data Backup and Disaster Recovery Policy 

5.4. Computer Laboratory Facility Security Policy