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.
On Thursday, February 25, IS&T’s Service Desk will begin using ServiceNow Incident Management to track, manage, and resolve help calls and emails from the community.
The Change Advisory Board has the final say on when changes and releases go live, and is also another resource to help IS&T staff move their projects successfully forward.
The IS&T Pipeline plans and coordinates upcoming changes to services and applications, also making sure that support plans are in place for these changes go live.
IS&T’s new Architecture Review Board is designed to be a sounding board that can provide technical advice and guidance on projects of any size.
As of January 12, 2016, Microsoft is no longer supporting Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10. As browser-based attacks are one of the most common means of compromise, having a supported and patched browser is of critical importance.
IS&T is pleased to announce that Macs purchased and imaged by IS&T's Hardware & Software Deployment Team will have FileVault 2 automatically enabled with the recovery key escrowed in Casper.