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October Is Cyber Security Awareness Month – Do Your Part!

October is a month with a special message: cyber security is a shared responsibility. Regardless of how you use the Internet, you can help to protect sensitive business and personal information in several ways.

Beware! Phishing Attacks on the Rise at MIT

Phishing is a ploy to get you to click on bogus links or disclose your username and password, giving attackers a way to access your email account.


Past Forward: Digitize Your LPs and Audio Cassettes

Using workstations provided by MIT’s Lewis Music Library, you can convert LPs and audio cassettes into digital formats.

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A New Semester, an Updated Gradebook: Learn More at an Overview Session

In response to community feedback, IS&T recently released an updated Gradebook Module. It offers advanced grade management options, integrated student photos, recitation and section support, and more robust standalone functionality.

Securing Your Devices: STOP Tags and Tracking Systems

Be proactive: find out ways to improve your odds of retrieving a lost or stolen laptop or mobile device.

How to Prevent Wireless Carriers from Selling Your Usage Data

AT&T, Verizon Wireless, and Sprint have announced that they will be selling “anonymized and aggregated” user data to third-party businesses and marketing companies. You can choose to opt out: here's how.

Software Change-up: Sophos Anti-Virus Is the New Malware Protection Product for MIT

Effective July 1, IS&T is providing Sophos as the new malware protection product for MIT. IS&T will no longer offer licenses for McAfee VirusScan or McAfee Security, although they will continue to run on machines on which they're installed.

MIT Improves Cybersecurity through Stronger Password Requirements and Expiration Policies

To provide the community with a more secure network environment, MIT is tying stronger Kerberos password requirements and password expiration policies to the annual certificate renewal process.

MIT Forum on Technology-Enabled Education Ranges Far and Wide

At a daylong meeting sponsored by the Office of Digital Learning, over 70 faculty and 50 staff discussed technology-enabled education at MIT – everything from games to graduate education.

Help, I Have Too Many Passwords!

Given the large number of sites most of us frequent while at work and at home, the only real way to ensure password security (and keep our sanity) is to leverage a password manager.