In an effort to address the growing security concerns around computing, IS&T offers a number of services aimed at making your computing experience safer. This includes providing you with information and educational opportunities to increase your safe computing awareness.
Security awareness aims to persuade a computer user to follow behavior that will increase the protection of data and privacy when using a computer. Many safe computing activities such as installing malware detection software, using strong passwords, and avoiding harmful websites, are used together to create a layer of protection. The more of these activities are used, the stronger the layer of protection.
- Secure Computing: a wealth of information is available in the Secure Computing area of the IS&T website
- Information Protection @ MIT: protecting MIT business data is the responsibility of everyone who comes into contact with it
- IT Knowledgebase: this growing database provides many "how to" articles, from using encryption to creating a strong password
- Videos: short, informational and how-to videos provide security tips as well as showcase various security software
- News: Security FYI is a newsletter and blog that is updated once a week with the latest software security updates, topics in the news and safety tips
IT-Related Events & Conferences
- IT Partners Spring Conference: hosted in the Stata Center, this event is open to the public (requires registration), and covers a variety of IT topics
- Security Camp: hosted twice a year by Boston College and Boston University (requires registration), this event is primarily aimed at IT professionals whose job involves security
- Student Orientation: students learn how to safely use the MIT network and its other IT resources
- IAP: during the Independent Activities Period in January of each year, seminars about protecting data at MIT are offered for free to the public
Members of the IT Security Services team are available to have a face-to-face discussion with your group or department to go over any recommendations, safe computing practices, or questions that you have. To schedule a meeting with our team, email us at email@example.com.