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Regarding the Anthem Data Breach

Please review the notice from MIT Medical regarding the Anthem data breach. If you receive insurance from Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBSMA), you may be affected. Also be aware of scams in the form of emails or phone calls targeting current and former plan members.

Regarding the Anthem data breach

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

More than half of all successful data breaches involve web applications. Learn more about how this happens and what actions developers and project managers can take – while web applications are still in development – to reduce the number of vulnerabilities.

Graphic of Duo authentication steps

To strengthen online security, IS&T is providing access to Duo, a two-factor authentication system. It’s being used for Touchstone-enabled web applications at MIT – from Atlas and Stellar to the Roles Database and MIT Wiki Service.

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