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Security FYI newsletter: June 10, 2016

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 http://ist.mit.edu/security.

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The MIT developer connection continues to expand

IS&T has made another round of updates to the portal, including the new Roles API.

Let’s play tag: Get free STOP plates for your laptop and tablet

Laptop tagging and registration is a free service for MIT community members. It’s offered by Information Systems & Technology (IS&T), with the support of the MIT Police. The next laptop tagging event is on June 14, 2016 from 10am to 2pm in Stata Center (in conjunction with the IT Partners Spring Conference).

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Protect against identity theft: Shred IT day

Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) will host Shred IT Day on Tuesday, June 14, from 9am – 5pm on Student Street in the Stata Center (Building 32). Get rid of all unneeded documents that might contain sensitive data, as well as up to 10 old hard drives, thumb drives, CDs and/or digital tapes.

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IS&T’s Bathroombot lets you know when It’s time for business

One team got fed up with rolling the dice on bathroom availability so they built a solution.

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QuickBase on-site demos & training

QuickBase vendor representatives will be on campus in the coming weeks to offer product demonstrations and hands-on sessions.

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LabArchives: Store and organize your research data online

Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELNs) enable researchers to organize and store experimental procedures, protocols, and data online. MIT recently purchased a three-year enterprise license for LabArchives, a cloud-based ELN available at no cost to faculty, staff, students and affiliates.

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Congratulations to the winners of IS&T’s Raspberry Pi giveaway

We received dozens of great submissions from students; here are the 10 ideas for using a Raspberry Pi that most piqued our interest.

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IS&T installing Office 2016 on imaged PCs and Macs

On Monday, April 4, IS&T began installing Office 2016 on new PCs and Macs imaged via DITR Lite Touch, DeployStudio, or the Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP).

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Cloud computing: What’s it all about?

Mark Silis, Associate Vice President of Information Systems and Technology, discusses cloud computing at MIT and our partnership with VMWare.

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