Tools & Templates

Information Assurance (IA) provides a variety of guides, tools, and best practices recommendations to help IT professionals secure their systems and devices. 

Hardening Guides

Sensitive Data Protection

Planning, Compliance & Risk Mitigation

Security & Privacy Best Practices

  • Network Printing Best Practices. How to prevent some common networked printer issues, such as spam, denial of service attacks, and other issues that waste your time and resources.
  • Securely Dispose of Media. Information about the responsibility of university departments to securely dispose of or destroy any media that has ever held, stored, or transmitted sensitive university data.
  • Erasing U-M-Owned Devices. How to properly erase university-owned devices for disposal or transfer.
  • Getting Access to Someone Else's Account. Guidance describing the circumstances under which such access may be permitted and the procedures for requesting it.