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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

The next IT Partners Lunch will be a talk on the topic of IT security, including LastPass and CrowdStrike Falcon Host, on Thursday, October 8 at 12:00pm in the Marlar Lounge (37-252). Matt Macione and Harry Hoffman from IS&T will be the speakers.

MIT faculty, staff and affiliates will be required to sign up for a two-factor authentication service called Duo no later than September 30. It’s all about strengthening IT security at MIT.

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

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.