The purpose of this document is to specify and communicate the requirements for acceptable use of Orbit's systems and hardware. Following this policy is a requirement for all Orbit team members. Failing to comply with all or part of this policy can result in disciplinary actions up to and including termination.
Orbit is committed to protecting the privacy of our team members and our customers. No portion of this policy is intended to encroach on their rights. Orbit will always comply with applicable regulations in this regard.
This policy is structured in the following way:
2. Security Requirements for Laptops
2.1 Operating Systems for Orbit Laptops
For security purposes, only the following operating systems are approved for use on Orbit purchased laptops. Other operating systems, versions or a virtualisation of a laptop operating system used to access Orbit systems or services is not permitted, even when used as a "dumb terminal" with a remote connection to an approved OS.
- Windows 10 Professional
- Mac OS
2.2 Protection Against Malware
Malware (computer viruses, spyware and other forms of malicious code exploit) and vulnerabilities in software programs can cause loss and damage to information, software, and IT equipment. Orbit requires the use of anti-Malware software on every computer. Our current standard per operating system is:
- Windows 10 Professional - Windows Defender Security Center. You shouldn't have to do much other than make sure it's running and up to date.
- Mac OS - Avast Free Mac Security. Make sure you untick all the boxes for the extra software and browser plugins so you don't install extra things. You shouldn't have to do much other than make sure it's running and up to date after that.
- Linux -Download and install ClamTK, a GUI for ClamAV. There are pre-packaged versions for several distros. Make sure you setup "Update Assistant" for automatic updates. Then go into "Scheduler" and set up daily scans for a time when the computer is on, maybe consider lunch time. The interface is a bit clunky, and you might have to double click sections to open them. You should go into "History" and make sure your scans are up-to-date and threat free.
You must ensure that:
- You have the software described above that is applicable to your computer. It needs to be installed and running in the configuration outlined.
- You do not introduce a virus or malicious code onto your computer and other potential Orbit systems, by downloading unauthorised or suspect software from the Internet or from computer media e.g. USB storage devices
- All software and data which originates from outside Orbit must be checked for viruses and malicious software prior to it being opened or used – if you need help email firstname.lastname@example.org