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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. 

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 Service Desk is available online, by phone, or in-person.

Security News

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Friday, June 10, 2016

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.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Laptop tagging and registration is a free service for MIT community members. It’s offered by Information Systems & Technology (IS&T), with the support of the MIT Police. The next laptop tagging event is on June 14, 2016 from 10am to 2pm in Stata Center (in conjunction with the IT Partners Spring Conference).

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) will host Shred IT Day on Tuesday, June 14, from 9am – 5pm on Student Street in the Stata Center (Building 32). Get rid of all unneeded documents that might contain sensitive data, as well as up to 10 old hard drives, thumb drives, CDs and/or digital tapes.