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Secure Computing

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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). NCSAM is a national public awareness campaign to encourage everyone to protect their computers and computing infrastructure. IS&T will be hosting several events throughout the month and has provided some tips to help keep you safer online. Find out what you can do this month to keep your personal information safe.

Security News

Information Systems & Technology (IS&T) will host Shred IT Day on Thursday, January 21, from 10am – 2pm in the Gates lobby of the Stata Center (Building 32). Get rid of all your old hard drives, thumb drives, CDs, digital tapes and unneeded documents that might contain sensitive data.

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

campus security

IS&T’s John Charles and Mark Silis were quoted in a recent article in The Atlantic that examines the complicated trade-offs involved in securing campus networks. 

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.