All university computing devices must maintain a basic level of security to protect the integrity of university data and networks, meet university policy requirements, and comply with laws and regulations.
There are four primary models for management of computing devices owned by U-M that are used by faculty and staff:
- MiWorkspace. MiWorkspace is a shared service offered by ITS that supports a comprehensive suite of desktop services for the staff in subscribing units. MiWorkspace support staff are primarily responsible for the maintenance and security safeguards of MiWorkspace computers.
- Departmentally Provided Devices. Departments that do not subscribe to MiWorkspace provide computing devices to their faculty and staff. Departmental IT staff are primarily responsible for the maintenance and security standards of departmentally owned devices.
- Michigan Medicine. Health Information Technology & Services provides devices to Michigan Medicine faculty and staff and is primarily responsible for the maintenance and security standards of those devices.
- Grant Purchased Devices. Faculty and researchers frequently purchase computers and other devices from funds drawn from a research grant or other external funding. Sometimes departmental IT staff manage these devices, but frequently they are self-managed. Faculty and researchers (including graduate students working with them) who self-manage these devices should follow the guidance for properly securing a UM-owned machine in Protect Your Unit's IT, as well as the guidance for anti-virus and erasing U-M IT systems listed below.
For additional guidance, see also:
- Anti-Virus for U-M Computers. All UM-owned devices should run antivirus software following these guidelines.
- Erasing U-M-Owned Devices. All UM-owned devices must be sanitized following the procedures outlined in here before transfer or disposal.
- Secure Your Internet of Things Devices. If you use IoT devices for U-M work, follow these best practices.