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Additional privacy measures for Microsoft 365

April 12, 2022

Dear Members of the Harvard Community,

Microsoft 365’s privacy settings allow users of SharePoint, OneDrive, and Teams to specify and manage exactly who can access a file or folder, enabling Harvard staff, faculty, and students to securely collaborate within the University’s Microsoft 365 environment.

Recently, the University learned that some Microsoft 365 site owners have improperly applied privacy settings, enabling others within the Harvard community to access information that was not intended for them....

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Michael Tran Duff to serve as Chief Information Security and Data Privacy Officer for Harvard

April 6, 2022

Dear Colleagues,

I’m delighted to announce that Michael Tran Duff has agreed to serve as Chief Information Security and Data Privacy Officer for Harvard, effective May 16, 2022. 

Michael brings extensive experience in the areas of cybersecurity and data privacy in which he has held leadership roles in both higher education and in research and development over the past several years. Michael joins us from Stanford University, where he has served as Assistant Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer since 2013. At Stanford, he led the information security...

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Keeping our data and systems safe and secure

March 22, 2022

The following message was sent to the Harvard community by UCIO Klara Jelinkova on Tuesday, March 22, 2022. 

Dear Members of the Harvard Community,

Recent headlines have shown that cyber criminals are becoming more brazen and creative in their attempts to gain access to our data and accounts. Sophisticated criminal enterprises are targeting both institutions and private individuals; from large-scale theft of intellectual property to individual identity theft, including filing fraudulent tax returns.

We all have a role to play in protecting...

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