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Secure Computing

Protect your data, your devices and your identity
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

This month is dedicated to the improvement of your safety when using the Internet. Participate by assessing your vulnerability to cyber attacks, or securely disposing of documents and old hard drives.

Learn more about these events.

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

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.

National Cyber Security Awareness Month is designed to engage and educate the public and private sectors on the notion that cyber security is a shared responsibility. IS&T kicked off the month with a table in the Student Center and has two more events planned.

The Security Operations Team in Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) plays a key role on campus, taking measures to keep the Institute’s network, MITnet, secure. The team also delivers tools, infrastructure, services and consulting that help the MIT community do its work securely.