What is secure computing?
Secure computing standards identify the minimum requirements for all University-owned computers and servers. CU Boulder has adopted these standards to increase the integrity and security of University data and the shared information technology environment. Ultimately, the standards will help to address unique security challenges our campus faces including better support for hybrid teaching, learning and work, increased security of computing assets, decreased risk to intellectual property, and much more.
Visit the Secure Computing Project page for more information and background on how these standards were developed and are being implemented and visit the Secure Computing Standard for Computers on the University Policy website to read the full standard.
How to purchase and set up a computer
When you procure a Dell or Apple computer, you don't have to worry about whether you're meeting secure computing standards. These computers will arrive pre-configured to automatically apply settings and software needed to ensure compliance with the Secure Computing standard.
Help & Support
- Visit the Frequently Asked Questions for more information about this project and adhering to the new standards
- If you need assistance, contact the IT service center at 303-735-4357 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Check the Supported Software and Hardware list to see if your current setup can be supported by OIT.
- Visit the Information for IT Professionals page for other tips for supporting your department.
- While rare, OIT Security has a mechanism for exceptions for faculty and staff that have unique business needs. Visit the Computer Standard Exception Process page for a detailed description of the process as well as the necessary forms to fill out to request an exception.