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 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 (HITS) provides devices to Michigan Medicine faculty and staff and is primarily responsible for the maintenance and security standards of those devices.
- Self-Managing U-M Devices
U-M faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to use computers and devices that are purchased, managed, and maintained by a central U-M IT service provider or their unit IT staff. If your research, development work, or other business needs require you to manage or maintain your own computers or IT devices, you must meet the requirements of Self-Managing a U-M Computer or Device.
For additional guidance, see also:
- Endpoint Protection (formerly anti-virus) for U-M Computers. All U-M owned systems (Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems, whether workstations or servers) at UM-Ann Arbor, UM-Dearborn, and UM-Flint should have CrowdStrike Falcon installed for enhanced endpoint protection.
- Erasing UM-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.