Because of the inherent dangers associated with the introduction of viruses into computer systems, Post University requires that all students have their computers scanned by the ICT department prior to connecting their PC to the university network. Students who are authorized to attach their personal computers to the University network must ensure that their computer has virus protection to the same level as University-owned equipment. This means that students must have current antivirus software installed and running on their computers, and that information about new viruses and new virus definition files are downloaded on a daily or weekly basis. Expired software or out-of-date definition files is equal to having no antivirus protection.
Currently, it is each student's responsibility to purchase, install, and update his/her own antivirus software. If upon scanning, the ICT department determines that antivirus software is missing or out- of-date, Post reserves the right to deny service to the Network until the issue is resolved. Once the ICT department determines that the proper virus protection exists on the computer and that the computer is virus free they will issue a verification notice and the student will be connected to the network.
The University reserves the right to enter a student's room if it is believed that the computer within the room is infected and disabling the University network, running software that has the potential to disable the network, or is exhibiting malicious behavior such that the campus network is compromised. Every effort will be made to contact the student prior to doing so. The University also reserves the right to take a single or series of computers off-line to ensure the protection of the University system.