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Security FYI Newsletter: August 14, 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

From Zero to Sprinting in Three Steps

So you’ve taken the Scrum Master class. Maybe you’ve taken the Product Owner class. Now what? How do you take all the great knowledge you’ve gained and put it into practice?

Atlas Upgrade: New features added to Atlas as of July 29, 2015

As of July 29, 2015, Atlas includes some small enhancements to the Digital Events and New Hire components. In addition, there are some brand new features.

“Stagefright” Security Hole in Android

The security bug Stagefright is in the MMS system on Android phones. MMS is similar to SMS (Short Message Service) but for multi-media such as videos, sounds, and pictures.

Product backlog showing sticky notes
Scrum boards, sticky notes, and stand-ups around IS&T

Sticky notes. Sticky notes everywhere. Walk through the IS&T offices, and you’ll see these little paper notes hanging from cube walls, whiteboards, and office walls, organized into columns with labels like Do, Doing, Done.

Working Remotely Just Got Easier: Going Mobile with Office 365

To provide the MIT community with powerful, cloud-based options for productivity and collaboration, IS&T has rolled out the enterprise version of Office 365 Mobile. This platform offers Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps for the iPad and iPhone, Android phones and tablets, and Windows phones and tablets.