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Discover tips and steps you need to take to protect your data, your electronics, and your identity.

Duo Security

IS&T provides access to Duo, a two-factor authentication application that leverages landlines and smartphones as an "Approve" or "Deny" system to identify users. Duo is a self-service web application that is being used for Touchstone-enabled web applications at MIT.

Touchstone Authentication

MIT Touchstone is a single sign-on web authentication service that allows members of the MIT community to log in to participating MIT and federated websites. When using a Touchstone-enabled application, your password will never be passed to the application server.

Stopit

Stopit is a confidential on-the-record venue for reporting harassment and other inappropriate behavior that occurs electronically at MIT.

Spam Filtering

Unwanted and unsolicited email is on average 78% of all email sent. To reduce the amount of "spam" coming into our inboxes, filters have been put in place on MIT's email system.

Most malware attacks occur through a combination of spam and compromised web pages. Interacting with spam can put your personal information at risk as well as download a virus to your machine that may spread to other computers on the network.

Media Sanitizing

Media sanitizing is electronic file destruction. In the same way that paper files containing sensitive information can be shredded or burned, electronic files can be destroyed using various methods. The most effective form of electronic data destruction is done with file shredding software.

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