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Update on Dropbox Security Breach

Update from IS&T: Dropbox itself was not compromised and no MIT Dropbox for Business accounts were impacted. MIT Dropbox accounts are integrated with Touchstone for single sign-on; your password is never sent to Dropbox or stored in any of their systems.

October: Dedicated to Raising Cyber Security Awareness

National Cyber Security Awareness Month is designed to engage and educate the public and private sectors on the notion that cyber security is a shared responsibility. IS&T kicked off the month with a table in the Student Center and has two more events planned.

IS&T Simplifying Wireless Network Choices on Campus

If you’ve ever been confused by the variety of wireless networks at MIT, you’ll be happy to hear that selecting the right network will soon be a no-brainer. On October 27, IS&T will retire the “MIT N” and “MIT SECURE N” wireless networks, leaving MIT Secure as the wireless network of choice.

Transitioning to SSL Certificates Signed with SHA-2

Are you an MIT community member who operates a secure (HTTPS) website with Secure Socket Layer (SSL) server certificates from the MIT IS&T / InCommon SSL Certificate Authority? Find out about upcoming changes due to an industry-wide transition from the SHA-1 signing algorithm to the more secure SHA-2.

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Good with GitHub? Enterprise Version Now Available to the MIT Community

As with Dropbox and Crashplan, IS&T is rolling out an enterprise version of GitHub to the community free of charge, giving users access to a rich set of web-based tools. Developers at MIT will now find it easier to collaborate, exchange ideas, share snippets of code, and track open issues.

Eduroam Provides Secure WiFi Access, Here and There

MIT community members can now use their existing credentials to connect to eduroam, a secure, worldwide WiFi service that provides members with access to networks at thousands of educational and research institutions in the U.S. and over 50 countries.

New IS&T Course Catalog Lets You Zero In on Computer Training Options

There’s a tremendous amount of training available at MIT today, much of it online. Prime examples include lynda.com, Skillsoft, and MIT training from central administrative offices.

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Atlas Enhances Functionality: July 16 Release Features New and Improved Tools

With this latest release, many applications accessible through the Atlas portal will launch and run within the site. Over time, the number of in-place applications will continue to increase.

On the Job: IS&T’s Security Operations Team

The Security Operations Team in Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) plays a key role on campus, taking measures to keep the Institute’s network, MITnet, secure. The team also delivers tools, infrastructure, services and consulting that help the MIT community do its work securely.

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CrashPlan Backup Service to Replace TSM for Desktop and Laptop Users

CrashPlan is MIT’s new cloud-based backup solution for desktops and laptops, replacing IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM, Basic and Standard). TSM Enterprise is still the solution of choice for servers. As of July 1, both services will be available at MIT free of charge.

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