Dear Members of the Harvard Community,
It is impressive how quickly the community has adapted to remote working, teaching, learning, and research, especially amid such difficult circumstances. For many people, this is your first time working from home, which means navigating new ways of working, unfamiliar tools, and unique information security challenges.
This newsletter provides tips for working securely while remote, including how to avoid Coronavirus-specific scams. You can find more tips in the Work Securely Everywhere guide. And we’ve provided some virtual backgrounds for Zoom so you can keep security top of mind in your remote meetings.
Thank you for helping to keep Harvard safe and secure. Take care,
Chief Information Security Officer, Harvard University
Cyber criminals use moments of uncertainty to trick us into clicking unsafe links or files. Unsurprisingly, they’re exploiting our concerns about the Coronavirus pandemic to steal sensitive information and even solicit donations to phony charities. Follow these tips to avoid the most common Coronavirus scams:
Collaborating and Meeting Securely
Collaborating with colleagues remotely has never been easier, but it’s important to make sure you’re keeping your files and meetings secure, especially if you’re using a tool or service for the first time.
|You can keep security in mind by using these Information Security Zoom backgrounds, designed to celebrate Earth Day. Send screen shots of you using these and we’ll feature you on our website or in the next newsletter! See them all here.|
Choose from these and many more.