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IS&T has rolled out Duo Security two-factor authentication (2FA) to the MIT community. 2FA is a security mechanism used to protect systems, services and accounts for which a password alone provides insufficient security.

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Welcome to Secure Computing at MIT.

Cyber criminals are constantly looking for ways to breach computers, even those here at MIT. Every time you log on to the internet, you open up your computer, data, and identity to malware and other threats — unless you take the right precautions. 

Even doing a few things, such as changing your passwords or downloading the latest patches, can make a big difference. Need help? The IS&T Service Desk is available online, by phone, or in-person.

Security News

spear fishing scuba gear
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Beware of spear-phishing scams, which use personal information to try and trick you into providing confidential data or transferring funds.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

IS&T moved over half of its servers (more than 1,400 out of 2,800 managed VMs) to the public cloud in only a year.

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Despite a recent security breach of Lynda.com, passwords of users of MIT's lynda.mit.edu gateway have not been compromised.