Harvard Chief Technology Officer Jason Snyder will lead the Massachusetts Executive Office of Technology Services and Security, Governor Maura T. Healey ’92 announced Wednesday.
Last fall, a massive security oversight allowed anyone with a Harvard key access tens of thousands of administrative files. Up until recently, a second data insecurity allowed Harvard affiliates to still view thousands of documents.
Club and house email lists managed by the Harvard Computer Society have been down for at least the past week, leaving students frustrated and in the dark.
A widespread security oversight left at least tens of thousands of Harvard’s administrative files — including sensitive and confidential information on University governance — available for anyone with Harvard credentials to view, edit, download, and share.
WiFi outages plagued the Harvard campus throughout the first days of classes, causing “frustrating” network interruptions at the start of the school year.
Klara Jelinkova, the vice president for international operations and IT at Rice University, will become Harvard’s next vice president and chief information officer, the University announced Tuesday.
Harvard Business School is working to respond to a data breach that compromised students’ personal information, including some social security numbers and exam submissions.
Harvard’s Undergraduate Council launched a weeklong campaign last month to support a project aimed at explaining how the University collects and uses student data.
Amid nationwide reports of so-called “Zoombombing,” Harvard University Information Technology will activate password protection by default on all Harvard meetings held over Zoom beginning Wednesday.
A small group of protestors gathered in Harvard Square Friday afternoon to advocate for wheelchair accessibility for a Harvard University Information Technology building.
My.Harvard — the website that houses Harvard’s course registration system and a list of class offerings — was inaccessible to some users the night and early morning prior to the first day of courses.
The spoof calls began at 9:30 a.m. Monday and affected “several of Harvard’s professional schools,” FAS, and the University’s central administration.
In the days after the 2016 presidential election, a group of hackers tied to the Russian government launched a phishing scheme through a fake Harvard email address in an attempt to spread malware to American think tanks and nonprofits.
College students will have to use a new two-step verification system starting Oct. 19 to access most online Harvard resources, following the implementation of HarvardKey last spring.
Four graduate schools joined the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Harvard Divinity School on my.harvard, the University’s online student information system, this fall.
University Chief Information Officer Anne H. Margulies wrote in an email that some users’ passwords for HarvardKey, the University’s new online login system that rolled out last academic year, may have been exposed.
While students said they have noticed sporadic Wi-Fi disconnections in recent weeks which have caused concern, the Harvard University Information Technology office has seen no evidence of wide-ranging disruptions.