cybersecurity

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Off campus? Connect securely through the MIT VPN

The MIT Virtual Private Network (VPN) makes it easy to connect securely to Institute resources no matter where in the world you are.

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Beware this Outlook-based phishing scam

Be wary of emails saying that your MIT password has expired.

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Beware of IRS-impersonation phishing scams

Exercise caution when handling any email that appears to be from the IRS.

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Protecting information at MIT

MIT’s Information Protection website will guide you in safeguarding information at the Institute.

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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM): Five ways to be more cybersecure

Everyone at MIT should do these things to secure their digital devices and information.

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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM): Boost your IT security awareness with online training

Knowledge and awareness are key to reducing your chances of a cyberattack.

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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM): How to create strong passwords

Ensure your online information is secure: Learn what makes a good password.