Information Security

Information Security Behind the Scenes (Yes, It's JUST Like CSI), at Harvard IT Summit, Thursday, June 4, 2015

Watch a computer get hacked in real time (don’t worry – not yours!), see attacks in real time from around the world, and learn about a recent cyber-attack at the University. Most importantly, find out how you can help us all stay secure.

Speaker: Micah Nelson, Information Security Specialist, Harvard University Information Technology

The "Last Password" to Rule Them All, at Harvard IT Summit, Thursday, June 4, 2015

Sick and tired of trying to remember all of your online account passwords? Or worse, do you use one password for everything? Not to fear, Harvard has you covered! This talk will start by highlighting the benefits and setbacks of using password managers and then delve into some technical issues specific to Harvard's free (!) password manager solution: LastPass.
Miguel Sanchez, Information Security Specialist, Harvard University Information Technology

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Defense Against the Dark Arts, at Harvard IT Summit, Thursday, June 4, 2015

Ensuring the security of your data and the privacy of your own information is becoming more and more important, but how to do so is also becoming increasingly complicated and confusing. As new exploits are described – and new and larger hacks are reported – one could be forgiven for thinking that there is nothing that can really be done and just giving up. In fact, there are simple things that you (and the community) can do to help ensure your security and online privacy. There are some adversaries that you may not be able to defeat, but most of us are not of interest to them.… Read more about Defense Against the Dark Arts

HUIT March 2015 Town Hall, at Paine Hall, Thursday, March 5, 2015

Presenter: Anne Margulies, University CIO 

Audience: HUIT staff


Keynote: James Cuff, Assistant Dean for Research Computing in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Sciences Division

Updates: Jason Snyder, Managing Director of Architecture & Engineering; Christian Hamer, Chief Information Security Officer

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The NOC Customer Portal, at Smith Campus Center 561, Thursday, July 31, 2014

Presenters: Chris Braiotta, Network Services Architect; Jefferson Burson, Director of Network IT Strategy

Audience: SLT Members

Overview: Harvard's network operations center (NOC) is a set of web applications and tools that offer transparency and push "self service" to customers in a secure, verified, and granular way. 

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