eCuras is entrusted with the responsibility to provide professional management of client servers as outlined in each of the contracts with its customers. Inherent in this responsibility is an obligation to provide appropriate protection against malware threats, such as viruses and spyware applications. Effective implementation of this policy will limit the exposure and effect of common malware threats to the systems they cover.
The purpose of this policy is to outline which server systems are required to have anti-virus and/or anti-spyware applications.
This policy applies to all servers that eCuras is responsible for managing. This explicitly includes any system for which eCuras has a contractual obligation to administer. This also consists of all server systems setup for internal use by eCuras, regardless of whether eCuras retains administrative obligation or not.
eCuras operations staff will adhere to this policy to determine which servers will have anti-virus and/or anti-spyware applications installed on them and to deploy such applications as appropriate.
All servers MUST have an anti-virus application installed that offers real-time scanning protection to files and applications running on the target system if they meet one or more of the following conditions:
4.2 MAIL SERVER ANTI-VIRUS
If the target system is a mail server, it MUST have either an external or internal anti-virus scanning application that scans all mail destined to and from the mail server. Local anti-virus scanning applications MAY be disabled during backups if an external anti-virus application still scans inbound emails while the backup is being performed.
All servers MUST have an anti-spyware application installed that offers real-time protection to the target system if they meet one or more of the following conditions:
4.4 NOTABLE EXCEPTIONS
An exception to the above standards will generally be granted with minimal resistance and documentation if one of the following notable conditions apply to this system:
5.1 Compliance Measurement
The Infosec team will verify compliance with this policy through various methods, including but not limited to business tool reports, internal and external audits, and feedback to the policy owner.
The Infosec team must approve any exception to the policy in advance.
An employee found to have violated this policy may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
Revised: March 14th, 2018