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Protect Personal Devices & Data
General Device Security
You are responsible for the security of your personally owned devices.* The information here can help you properly secure your devices:
No matter what device you use, learn how to Protect Yourself Online.
Watch a short video (2:27) to learn why and how to protect your devices.
If You Work with Sensitive University Data
If you are permitted to access or maintain sensitive institutional data using your own devices, you are expected to meet your responsibilities to the university by properly securing your devices and more.
*Personally owned devices are those you own and manage, whether or not you receive a university stipend for them. They include personal computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets, media players, and removable media such as USB flash drives, external disk drives, DVDs, or any optical storage media that can be readily transferred from one electronic device to another. They also include devices for which U-M provides a partial subsidy or stipend.