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Join the Next Security Special Interest Group (SIG) Lunch
OS hardening best practices

The next upcoming Security SIG event is on December 18th, from 12:00 - 1:30 pm in Room W92-Back Bay. The topic being discussed is “OS Hardening Best Practices.” Free lunch is served to those who RSVP.

Learn more about Security SIG.

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. 

Click on a link to the left to begin. 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 Help Desk is available online, by phone, or in-person.

Security News

Be on the lookout for a payroll phishing scam that targets faculty and staff. It uses harvested credentials to alter direct deposit information.

At least 30 MIT affiliates have received fraudulent calls claiming to be from law enforcement agencies.

Update from IS&T: Dropbox itself was not compromised and no MIT Dropbox for Business accounts were impacted. MIT Dropbox accounts are integrated with Touchstone for single sign-on; your password is never sent to Dropbox or stored in any of their systems.