Secure Your Personal Computer

If you use a personally-owned computer for U-M work, or you manage a university-owned computer, then you are responsible for properly securing it in accordance with university policy (see below). If you use a university or departmentally managed computer, such as a MiWorkspace computer or Michigan Medicine CoreImage computer, then your security settings are managed for you.

Refer to the Sensitive Data Guide entry for Personally Owned Devices to determine which U-M data is permitted or prohibited from personal devices.

Regardless of the presence of sensitive U-M data, your computer may contain personal and private information, such as financial or medical information, notes, photos, contacts, documents, or saved passwords, that you wish to protect from theft or accidental loss. 

Michigan Medicine Note:  MWireless and eduroam wireless networks are available to members of the Michigan Medicine community, but do not allow access to secure Michigan Medicine resources – which are only available via the secure MFleet wired or wireless network. MFleet can be accessed using a Managed Michigan Medicine Device or by enrolling in mobile device management. If you have questions about accessing secure Michigan Medicine resources, visit

Instructions for Your Operating System

General Best Practices

Applicable University Policies

You are responsible for complying with the policies and standards below. The requirements on this page help you meet that responsibility.