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IS&T Releases Bitlocker Encryption Program for Windows

BitLocker, Microsoft’s full-disk encryption program for Windows, is now available for use by the MIT community. BitLocker encrypts the contents of a computer's hard drive, providing important security benefits should the computer be lost or stolen.

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Payroll Added to the Atlas Landing Page for Reports

There’s a new kid on the block – or rather on the Atlas reports landing page. Placed between Human Resources and Finance, the Payroll section includes links to three commonly used Payroll reports.

Be Aware of this Financial Scam Using Business Email

Be on the lookout for a particularly persistent scam using business email. Please share the informational flyer from the Boston Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (BFO-FBI) on this Business Email Compromise (BEC) with your friends, co-workers and clients.

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ServiceNow: An Improved Service Platform for IS&T and Its Customers

IS&T has signed on with ServiceNow, a provider of cloud-based IT service management software. The ServiceNow platform streamlines the delivery and management of services: it creates a single system of record, automates tasks, and consolidates legacy systems.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the New IS&T Advisory Boards

IS&T leaders explains the thinking behind the new departmental advisory and decision-making boards.

IS&T Has Released Tableau Desktop and Server

Tableau is now available for use by the MIT community. This suite of data visualization and business intelligence software lets you explore, visualize, and share data securely. As part of this rollout, IS&T is providing access to both Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server

Protect Against Identity Theft: Shred IT Day

Information Systems & Technology (IS&T) will host Shred IT Day on Thursday, January 21, from 10am – 2pm in the Gates lobby of the Stata Center (Building 32). Get rid of all your old hard drives, thumb drives, CDs, digital tapes and unneeded documents that might contain sensitive data.

IS&T: The Transformation Continues

With the move to IS&T v1.5, John Charles encourages teams to embrace the concept of bimodal IT, with some work managed for agility and some for stability. This approach, combined with an agile mindset, enables teams to use whatever method best fits a particular task or project, whether it’s scrum, waterfall, Kanban, or storyboards.

Security FYI Newsletter: November 13, 2015

IS&T publishes this newsletter for the communication of periodic security advice, virus alerts, safe computing tips and other kinds of IT security information to the MIT community. More information on IT Security at MIT can be found at

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IS&T’s New Project Portfolio Management Tool Reflects Agile Mindset

The PPMO team embraces rapid, iterative development to quickly spin up a new tool to bring greater efficiency and transparency to the process of managing the department’s portfolio of projects.