Allowing employees to install software on company computing devices opens the organization up to unnecessary exposure. Conflicting file versions or DLLs which can prevent programs from running, the introduction of malware from infected installation software, unlicensed software which could be discovered during the audit, and programs which can be used to hack the organization’s network are examples of the problems that can be introduced when employees install software on company equipment.
The purpose of this policy is to outline the requirements around installation software on <Company Owned> computing devices. To minimize the risk of loss of program functionality, the exposure of sensitive information contained within eCuras computing network, the risk of introducing malware, and the legal exposure of running unlicensed software.
This policy applies to all eCuras employees, contractors, vendors, and agents with a eCuras-owned mobile devices. This policy covers all computers, servers, smartphones, tablets, and other computing devices operating within eCuras.
- Employees may not install software on eCuras computing devices operated within the eCuras network.
- Software requests must first be approved by the requester’s manager and then be made to the Information Technology department or Help Desk in writing or via email.
- Software must be selected from an approved software list, maintained by the Information Technology department unless no selection on the list meets the requester’s need.
- The Information Technology Department will obtain and track the licenses, test new software for conflict and compatibility, and perform the installation.
5. Policy Compliance
5.1 Compliance Measurement
The Infosec team will verify this policy’s compliance through various methods, including but not limited t, periodic walk-thrus, video monitoring, 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
Table of Content
- Acceptable Encryption Policy
- Acceptable Use Policy
- Clean Desc Policy
- Data Breach Response Policy
- Disaster Recovery Plan Policy
- Digital Signature Acceptance Policy
- Email Policy
- Ethics Policy
- Pandemic Response Planning Policy
- Password Construction Guidelines
- Password Protection Policy
- Security Response Plan Policy
- End User Encryption Key Protection Policy
- Acquisition Assessment Policy
- Bluetooth Baseline Requirements Policy
- Remote Access Policy
- Remote Access Tools Policy
- Router and Switch Security Policy
- Wireless Communication Policy
- Wireless Communication Standard
- Database Credentials Policy
- Technology Equipment Disposal Policy
- Information Logging Standard
- Lab Security Policy
- Server Security Policy
- Software Installation Policy
- Workstation Security (For HIPAA) Policy
- Web Application Security Policy
- Analog/ISDN Line Security Policy
- Anti-Virus Guidelines
- Server Audit Policy
- Automatically Forwarded Email Policy
- Communications Equipment Policy
- Dial In Access Policy
- Extranet Policy
- Internet DMZ Equipment Policy
- Internet Usage Policy
- Mobile Device Encryption Policy
- Personal Communication Devices and Voicemail Policy
- Removable Media Policy
- Risk Assessment Policy
- Server Malware Protection Policy
- Social Engineering Awareness Policy
- DMZ Lab Security Policy
- Email Retention Policy
- Employee Internet Use Monitoring and Filtering Policy
- Lab Anti Virus Policy
- Mobile Employee Endpoint Responsibility Policy
- Remote Access Mobile Computing Storage
- Virtual Private Network Policy