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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. 

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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Thursday, November 17, 2016

VMware users at MIT should download updated installers for VMware Fusion Pro and VMware Workstation Pro from IS&T as soon as possible to correct a critical vulnerability.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

The Information Protection @ MIT website provides access to policies, resources and guides for safeguarding sensitive data at the Institute. The site also provides information to help community members protect their personal data.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Laptop tagging and registration is a free service for MIT community members. It’s offered by IS&T, with the support of the MIT Police. The next laptop tagging event is on September 6, 2016 from 10am to 4pm in the lobby of the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center (W35).