Unit Security Checklists

Unit security checklists are sent via email to Security Unit Liaisons (SULs) and IT directors periodically. They are intended to support units in their shared responsibility to protect U-M systems and data.

Use the checklists to help you make incremental improvements to U-M’s and your unit's security posture, track your efforts, focus on key topics, and keep IT security in mind. The checklists are for your use only and do not need to be turned in to ITS Information Assurance (IA). 

  • February 2022 Unit Security Checklist
    February's checklist includes information on using RECON to assess the security of your systems, training available for RECON, data protection, tax fraud, and phishing education, and valuable information on Service Provider Assessments.
  • Fall 2021 Unit Security Checklist
    The Cybersecurity Awareness Month's edition of the checklist provides a collection of materials for raising cybersecurity awareness among students, faculty, and staff.
  • Summer 2021 Unit Security Checklist
    This checklist provides recommendations to help you prepare for a secure return to campus and protect against ransomware.
  • October 2020 Fall Unit Security Checklist
    The Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) Security Working Group recently released a set of best practices for managing risk during a time when most university operations are being performed remotely.
  • April/May 2020 Unit Security Checklist (SUL version)
    This special edition checklist supports U-M community members securely working from home.
  • March 2020 Unit Security Checklist
    MitiGate review, Sensitive Data Discovery follow up, data protection and tax fraud education, and web application security support.