The IS&T Service Desk assists the MIT community with computing needs analysis and purchasing advice.
Your MIT Kerberos account (sometimes called an Athena/MIT/email account) is your online identity at MIT. Once you set up your account, you will be able to access your MIT email, educational technology discounts, your records, computing clusters, printing services, and much more.
When you register for an account on MIT's Athena system, you create your MIT Kerberos identity.
If your computer seems to be working fine, you may wonder why you should apply a patch. By not applying patches, you might be leaving the door open for malware to come in.
To reduce the amount of spam coming into our inboxes, IS&T has put filters in place on MIT's email system via the Symantec Messaging Gateway (SMG) service.
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.
IS&T provides support for four administrative and academic applications: FileMaker, MySQL, Oracle, and Quick Base.
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.
Athena "clusters" are public computer labs that are located throughout the MIT campus.
IS&T has partnered with four vendors to provide the MIT community with discounted pricing on several cellular telephone plans.