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Securing the Human: Security Awareness Training
Security awareness training

Anyone can be the target of an attack on our network. If you are concerned about reducing malware infections, identifying and avoiding phishing attacks, or complying with regulations, security awareness training can help.

Securing the Human is a collection of free online training videos that cover the basics of safe computing and data protection.

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

Heartbleed, a serious vulnerability in the OpenSSL cryptographic software library, exposes large amounts of sensitive data to attackers. Read on to find out how it's being fixed and what you need to do.

Online privacy may sound like an oxymoron, but there are ways to make your online presence less trackable.

More people are expected to shop online this holiday season than ever before – including via mobile devices. Online shopping is convenient but comes with risks, so take preventive measures to guard against identity theft and other malicious activity.