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Security and privacy

LITS offers a number of tools and informational resources to help protect the security and privacy of your computer and your data. We are also available to consult if you have questions on concerns about these important topics. Please email the Technology Help Desk at or call us at x2600.

  • Antivirus and malware protection: Antivirus and malware tools help protect your computer against harmful software that is written to transmit, destroy or change important information on your computer. All computers should have up-to-date antivirus software installed before you connect to the campus network. LITS manages this for College-owned computers.

  • Phish bowl fraudulent email alerts: The Phish Bowl tracks the most recent fraudulent email examples, allowing you to familiarize yourself with what phishing attempts look like. If you receive a suspicious email, check the Phish Bowl to see if anyone else has received the same fraudulent message. If you responded to a suspicious email and/or clicked on a link and entered any account or personal information, please immediately contact the Technology Help Desk at and reset your account password to prevent scammers from using your account.

  • File storage guidelines: Are you wondering where should you should store your files? Read LITS' current recommendations.

  • Library privacy policy: The Mount Holyoke College Library is committed to protecting your right to privacy regarding the questions you ask and the materials you borrow. This notice explains our information practices, what information we collect in the Library and how we use that information.

  • Faculty and staff online training: Security awareness training is available for all Mount Holyoke faculty and staff via the Advanced Cyber Security Learning Platform.

Cybersecurity Awareness

Click on the topics below to learn more about the cybersecurity concerns, resources, and tools most relevant to the MHC community.