U4: Passwords used on all systems for Harvard business should be of sufficient length and complexity to reasonably protect them from being guessed by humans or computers. (Most Harvard systems enforce length and complexity standards.)
U10: Information designated Level 3 or higher may only be used, stored or processed on servers or services (such as file sharing or collaboration services, cloud-based email services, cloud-based backup and recovery services, etc.) that meet applicable Harvard data protection requirements.
U11: Information designated Level 4 or higher must not be stored on user computing devices, including portable computing devices such as laptops, smartphones, or tablets. Level 4 information may be stored on external encrypted portable storage media.
D2: The information stored on the device must be protected against access if the device is lost or stolen. All mobile devices (laptops, mobile phones, etc.) that may be used to store or access Harvard information, including accessing Harvard email, must be securely configured, including encryption.
SA1: Server operators must be able to identify a responsible party, known as the business application owner, for each application on the server and the data classification level of the information that the application stores and processes.
SA2: Servers and applications that manage passwords must force the setting of a complex password. This must meet the following requirements where technically feasible (consult the Security office if the following requirements are not technically feasible): Read more about Complex passwords