Security Baselines


Oakland University is committed to protecting the privacy of its students, alumni, faculty, and staff, as well as protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information important to the University's mission. This document provides guidance on security and identify minimum-security standards associated with systems and applications interacting with University data. These standards are provide as a reference and do not relieve Oakland University or its employees, partners, consultants, and vendors of further obligations that may be imposed by law, regulation or contract. In addition to this guidance all partners, consultants, and vendors are expected to abide by University Policies.


You are encouraged to begin adopting these standards, prioritizing your systems by risk level. Additional information on risk level is available in the OU Risk Classification KB.

As cybersecurity is a rapidly evolving field that continuously presents us with new challenges, we recommend frequently reviewing this page and associated references to obtain up to date information.

University Owned Endpoints

University-Owned Endpoints

Personally Owned Endpoints

Personal Endpoints

Printers and Multi-Function Devices

Multiple-Function Devices

University Servers


University Applications