National CyberSecurity Awareness Month 2020 is here!

Tips for Working, Teaching, & Learning Remotely

As many of us are working, teaching, and learning remotely, we urge you to keep your personal and professional information secure. 

  • When you schedule meetings in Zoom, follow our Zoom Security Tips to protect yourself from Zoombombings.
  • Always sign into Zoom via SSO to ensure you are using your College Zoom account.
  • Check out Zoom's NCSAM blog post for security best practices.
  • Never share your College owned devices or passwords with family or friends.  While we appreciate it's challenging to work in these uncertain times, College data and equipment should be protected per the Acceptable Use policy and the Written Information Security Program.
  • If you need to share personal devices at home, create unique accounts for others so your respective private information is safe.  This is especially important so that your web browser isn't confused by concurrent Google account logins, which could result in inadvertent access to content that should not be shared, or the use of your credentials by someone else.
  • Do the new, improved SANS cyber security awareness training (required annually for administrative staff)

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, including details about the required annual security awareness training, which you can access from the MyWellesley portal in Administrivia or Employee Services.

Security Software at Wellesley College:

Additional online resources for being safe online

Visit these online websites for more information: