Harvard IT Launches Pilot of AI Sandbox to Enable ‘Walled-Off’ Use of Large Language Models

Harvard University Information Technology began a limited rollout of the pilot version of its artificial intelligence “sandbox” tool on Sept. 4, with the aim of providing Harvard affiliates with secure access to large language models.


Harvard University Information Technology offices are located on Memorial Drive in Cambridge.

IT Oversight Left Thousands of Harvard Internal Files Vulnerable — Again

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.

In Massive Security Oversight, Thousands of Private University Documents Left Vulnerable

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 Resolved After HUIT Software Fix

The WiFi issues — which began on Tuesday and continued through Thursday — coincided with the start of classes on Wednesday, forcing some students to rely on wireless hotspots to attend virtual courses and submit online assignments.

Wifi Issues Smith Center 2

Students work in the Smith Campus Center.

Wifi Issues Smith Center (Final)

Students use their laptops in the Smith Campus Center Thursday.

Protesters Call for Wheelchair Accessibility in Harvard IT Building

A small group of protestors gathered in Harvard Square Friday afternoon to advocate for wheelchair accessibility for a Harvard University Information Technology building.

Russian Hackers Sent Phishing Emails From Fake Harvard Email Address

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.

University Requires New Two-Step Verification for Online Resources

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 Join my.harvard Student Portal

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.

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