Encryption is a method of securing data by scrambling the bits of a computer's files so that they become illegible. The only method of reading the encrypted files is by decrypting them with a key; the key is unlocked with a password.
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Data discovery is the activity of finding where sensitive data resides so that it can be adequately protected or securely removed. IS&T distributes Spirion (formerly Identity Finder), a software tool that can easily retrieve electronic data stored on computers and servers.
IS&T supports WebEx and MIT VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) audio and web conferencing tools and makes them available to the MIT community.
Data is the most important aspect of your computer. Computer hardware can fail, data can be corrupted, computers can be lost, stolen, or destroyed. You may be able to reinstall operating systems and applications, but your original data could be lost forever. Data backup software can help you protect and restore your data when something goes wrong. IS&T provides two service offerings at no charge to students, faculty, and staff for data backup:
- Desktops and laptops: CrashPlan PROe
- Enterprise servers: Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM)
win.mit.edu is an IS&T centrally-maintained Microsoft Windows domain intended for general use by all of MIT. It provides a common set of services, data, and tools. Many aspects and features within this domain are customizable by participating Departments, Labs, and Centers (DLCs) and, in certain cases, individual users.
The Data Warehouse is a stable, read-only database that combines information from separate systems into one easy-to-access location.
IS&T supports the following mobile platforms: Android, Apple iOS, and Windows 10.
IS&T provides and supports two email list services: Athena/Moira and Mailman.
IS&T's Distributed IT Resources (DITR) team offers specialized desktop preventative maintenance services. Administrative members of departments that have little or no IT support can utilize the AdminIT Program.