Guidelines on Antivirus Process

Here are one company's antivirus guidelines. Notice that guidelines can be less formal and don't generally contain an enforcement section because they are not requirements.

The following are recommended processes to prevent virus problems:

  • Supported antivirus software is available from the corporate download site. Download and run the current version; download and install antivirus software updates as they become available.
  • Never open any files or macros attached to an e-mail from an unknown, suspicious, or untrustworthy source. Delete these attachments immediately and then "double delete" them by emptying your Trash.
  • Delete spam, chain, and other junk e-mail without forwarding, in compliance with 's Acceptable Use Policy.
  • Never download files from unknown or suspicious sources.
  • Avoid direct disk sharing with read/write access unless there is absolutely a business requirement to do so.
  • Always scan a floppy disk from an unknown source for viruses before using it.
  • Back up critical data and system configurations on a regular basis and store the data in a safe place.
  • If lab testing conflicts with antivirus software, run the antivirus utility to ensure a clean machine, disable the software, then run the lab test. After the lab test, enable the antivirus software. When the antivirus software is disabled, do not run any applications that could transfer a virus, such as e-mail or file sharing.
  • New viruses are discovered almost every day. Periodically check the Lab Antivirus Policy and this recommended processes list for updates.

Part I. Network Security Foundations

Network Security Axioms

Security Policy and Operations Life Cycle

Secure Networking Threats

Network Security Technologies

Part II. Designing Secure Networks

Device Hardening

General Design Considerations

Network Security Platform Options and Best Deployment Practices

Common Application Design Considerations

Identity Design Considerations

IPsec VPN Design Considerations

Supporting-Technology Design Considerations

Designing Your Security System

Part III. Secure Network Designs

Edge Security Design

Campus Security Design

Teleworker Security Design

Part IV. Network Management, Case Studies, and Conclusions

Secure Network Management and Network Security Management

Case Studies



Appendix A. Glossary of Terms

Appendix B. Answers to Applied Knowledge Questions

Appendix C. Sample Security Policies

INFOSEC Acceptable Use Policy

Password Policy

Guidelines on Antivirus Process


Network Security Architectures
Network Security Architectures
ISBN: 158705115X
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2006
Pages: 249
Authors: Sean Convery © 2008-2020.
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