Computer Management Policy

Projects related to getting the campus into compliance with this policy are currently under development or in progress.

Originally Issued:

November 2012


Revision Date:

July 2015

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Policy:

All university-issued computersAny university-issued desktop or laptop, listed as property of UNLV/NSHE on the university inventory list, regardless of whether the desktop or laptop is properly labeled or tagged as such. will be connected to a centralized computer managementThe management of university-owned computers remotely. Automates regular computer support activities such as deploying critical security updates for operating systems and applications; installing software; and tracking inventory for each connected computer. system.


Statement of Purpose:

The purpose of this policy is to:

  • Facilitate centralized desktop administration.
  • Assist with maintaining desktop software licensing compliance.
  • Ensure all computersAny university-issued desktop or laptop, listed as property of UNLV/NSHE on the university inventory list, regardless of whether the desktop or laptop is properly labeled or tagged as such. meet minimum security requirementsComputer system is kept updated to current OIT-approved levels and anti-virus software is installed, active, and using the most current virus definitions..

Entities Affected By Policy:

Entities affected by this policy include UNLV employeesFor purposes of this policy, university employees are defined as all individuals with an employment contract with the university of 90 days or more..


Who Should Read This Policy:

UNLV employeesFor purposes of this policy, university employees are defined as all individuals with an employment contract with the university of 90 days or more. who use a university-issued computerAny university-issued desktop or laptop, listed as property of UNLV/NSHE on the university inventory list, regardless of whether the desktop or laptop is properly labeled or tagged as such. should read this policy.


Exceptions:

To request an exception, please complete the OIT Policy Exception Form.

Exception requests will be processed within 10 business days of receipt of the request.  If an exception is created, the exception will be audited on an annual basis. The owner of the system or a listed designee must respond to the annual audit and verify that the exception is still required.

Changes to the exception may only be requested by the system ownerA full-time UNLV employee who is responsible for the system, knows the function(s) of the system, authorizes access, knows who the data owners are, and understands what data the system stores, processes, or transmits. or a documented designee appointed by the owner.