Ten Simple Steps for Seriously Stronger Security

July 19, 2019
Small actions. Big difference.

Your small actions can make a big difference for your security, both at home and at Harvard.

 

Click Wisely

Click Wisely

  • Don’t click links or attachments in suspicious emails. Instead, go directly to the official website or contact the sender outside of email to verify that the message is legit.

  • Report suspicious emails by forwarding them to phishing@harvard.edu.

Apply Updates

Apply Updates

  • Set updates to install automatically on all your personal computers and devices.
  • Reboot weekly and talk to your local IT support if you are not getting regular updates to your Harvard computer.

Use Strong Passwords

Use Strong Password

  • Use unique passwords for every account; never reuse your HarvardKey password.
  • Use a password manager to keep track of your unique passwords. Get free LastPass Premium now.
  • Activate two-step verification whenever possible for an added level of security. 

Know Your Data

Know Your Data