A secure configuration for working remotely must include two elements: a secure computer and a secure connection.
Schools may have additional requirements, approved tools, or may wish to offer customized advice for secure remote access. Individuals proposing a Flex Work arrangement for working remotely are strongly advised to check with their School IT or Security Officer regarding the planned proposal.
I. A Secure Computer - Use either:
- Harvard-issued laptop
- Personal computer with required protections; see guidance for Securing your Personal Device
II. A Secure Connection – Use VPN for:
- Working in public spaces such as coffee shops, public libraries, airports, or hotels
- Working with secured resources (e.g. departmental file shares, Harvard Library E-Resources, etc.)