Computing Security is Everyone’s Responsibility.
As information technology resources are shared among the Wellesley College community, everyone has the responsibility to understand their role in computing security.
Please use the information below to make sure the data you use is secure and protected.
Why do we need to be concerned about computing security?
Protecting your computer keeps your data secure, and helps to protect the privacy of our users
Protect College information
A data breach can have many consequences for the College, including loss of systems and data, lost productivity, fines, lawsuits, and damage to its reputation
Most states have breach notification laws that require certain protections for sensitive information; to understand how these laws impact your work, see Wellesley College’s Written Information Security Program
Security Software at Wellesley College:
- Anti-Virus (Win): Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection
- Anti-Virus (Mac): Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection
- Anti-Malware (Win): Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
- Encryption/Secure Deletion (Win): Symantec Endpoint Desktop (formerly PGP)
- Encryption (Mac): FileVault
- Secure Deletion (Mac): Secure Empty Trash
- PII Detection (Win): Identity Finder
Visit these online websites for more information:
- Our guide to protect against phishing scams
- How to quickly lock your computer screen
- Security Tips
- Protecting College Data
- Securing your Computer
- Internet Safety
- Protecting Your Privacy
- College Policies on data security
- Getting help if your account or data has been compromised