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Harvard University is committed to protecting the information that is critical to teaching, research, and the University’s many varied activities, our business operation, and the communities we support, including students, faculty, staff members, and the public. These protections may be governed by legal, contractual, or University policy considerations.

Everyone at Harvard has a responsibility for proper handling and protection of confidential information as set out in the Policy Statements. These policies apply to the entire Harvard community including faculty, staff, and students. Each policy is supported by Requirements that describe what must be done to be in compliance. Specific implementation steps are described in the How-Tos that accompany the Requirements.

For questions about policy interpretation and application, or for assistance with implementation steps or to find out about information security services that are offered at HLS, contact the ITS Service Desk.

Security News & Updates

Safe Computing newsletter Mar 2017 – Use strong passwords

Dear members of the HLS community,

Welcome to the HLS ITS Safe Computing newsletter. Our goal with these quarterly advisories is to raise awareness of security related issues and topics. Should you have any questions on the following, please call ITS at 617-495-0722 or email hlshelp@law.harvard.edu.

Use Strong Passwords – Technology has changed in […]

Safe Computing Newsletter – 11/1/16

Dear members of the HLS community,

Welcome to the HLS ITS Safe Computing newsletter. Our goal with these quarterly advisories is to raise awareness of security related issues and topics. Should you have any questions on the following, please call ITS at 617-495-0722 or email hlshelp@law.harvard.edu.

What is Phishing?

Phishing is a common scam cyber […]

FAS Cyber Alert 6/6/16

Dear Members of the Harvard Law School Community:

Harvard Information Security recently detected an intrusion on the Harvard FAS network.  If you received an email, directly from a member of Harvard’s Information Security team, please reset your HarvardKey password as soon as possible.

For more details see: http://security.harvard.edu/cyber-alert

If you have questions or concerns please call the […]

ITS Removing QuickTime for Windows on May 17, 2016

Apple has discontinued support for QuickTime for Windows, and there are security concerns with this product. Using unsupported software increases the risks from viruses and other security threats. To address this, HLS ITS will begin automatically removing QuickTime for Windows from all HLS computers, starting the morning of Tuesday, May 17th. After QuickTime has been […]

Phishing Warning from Harvard Information Security

FROM: Harvard Information Security

Dear Members of the Harvard Community,

Harvard Information Security has been made aware of a phishing email scam targeting the Harvard community. The attackers are posing as Harvard University representatives asking for account information, including HarvardKey credentials, and linking to a fake Harvard login screen. We believe the goal of this phishing attack is to access personal information including W-2s. Harvard Information Security is reaching out directly […]

Phish Bowl

Phishing is when criminals attempt to trick you into clicking a dangerous link or file attachment in a message. Falling for the trick can cost you your passwords, bank account information, or personal data.