Handout - Work Securely Everywhere


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Click Wisely

  • Phishing emails are designed to make you feel anxious, unsure, and reactive. Trust your gut. When something feels off, skip the link and go to the source.
    • Sensational Headline? Do a web search for the headline or go to a trusted news source directly.
    • Urgent IT notification? Check your support website for an alert or contact support to confirm changes.
    • Odd request from someone you know? Call or text them to verify the message is legit.
  • Forward phishing emails to phishing@harvard.edu. Quick reporting from savvy people at Harvard has saved others in the past!

Use Strong Passwords

  • Create unique passwords for your
    • Home wifi: This password keeps people off your network, so don’t get stuck with the default.
    • Computer:  This password keeps your work private while you’re away from the keyboard.
    • Online services like email and social media.
  • Too many passwords? Let a password manager do the work for you. Get started at security.harvard.edu/lastpass.

Apply Updates

Know Your Data

  • Connect to Harvard’s VPN. Like clicking a seatbelt before driving, connecting to VPN will give you peace of mind that:
    • No one can view or edit what you send to Harvard’s network.
    • World class network security tools can detect suspicious activity.
    • Websites known to be used in cyber attacks are blocked.


Zoom Meetings: https://harvard.zoom.us/

Office365: https://mso.harvard.edu/

Google Suite: http://g.harvard.edu/

Phone: https://phone.harvard.edu

Harvard’s Virtual Private Network: https://vpn.harvard.edu

Getting Help:

HUIT Support: https://harvard.service-now.com/ithelp

University Wide Support: https://harvard.service-now.com/harvard-it-services

Remote Work Portal: https://huit.harvard.edu/remote

Harvard Information Security: https://security.harvard.edu

HR: https://hr.harvard.edu/flexwork


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