What are some possible measures a company can take
All departments have the responsibilities to ensure the normal operation
of their computer systems, including the adoption of appropriate measures
to prevent their computer systems from being affected by viruses.
The Information Technology Services Department (ITSD) provides technical
support in this regard and provides from time to time information
on computer viruses and preventive measures against virus attacks
to be taken for government departments. Specific preventive measures
(i) To remind departments to install in their computer systems
and computer network systems with anti-virus software.
(ii) To ask departments to regularly update the signature files
of anti-virus software for the identification of newly found viruses.
(iii) To remind departmental staff not to use computer software
of doubtful origin and unlicensed or pirated software. Newly installed
computer program files should be scanned with anti-virus software
to ensure that their computer systems are free from virus attacks.
(iv) To advise departmental staff not to put computer files into
the computer network systems for public use unless they have been
scanned by anti-virus software and confirmed that virus does not
Apart from raising the awareness of all government departments on
computer viruses and enhancing their ability to prevent virus through
the issue of circulars, organization of talks and seminars etc
The anti-virus measures formulated have been in place over the
years. The company has all along promoted these measures among the
staff of all departments and encouraged them to enforce the measures
stringently. It will also monitor closely the latest development
of computer viruses and keep the departments informed in the first
instance. With a view to enhancing the knowledge of the community
on computer viruses.
Computer users in small and medium enterprises can refer to the
antivirus webpages for guidelines on the prevention of computer
viruses. Besides, some anti-virus product providers offer trial
versions of their anti-virus software on the Internet. Users can
download them for trial use free of charge.