IS&T maintains a pool of computing equipment available for loan to eligible MIT students, faculty, and staff who are traveling outside of the United States. IS&T recommends leaving your standard MIT-issued and personally owned equipment at home and using loaner equipment when traveling internationally.
IS&T maintains the Institute's campus safety and security infrastructure, enabling access to MIT buildings.
An MIT ID is a digital or physical credential enabling community members to authenticate themselves to card readers on and off campus.
Spam filtering for MIT's email service scans all incoming email messages.
Messages identified as spam are delivered to your Junk folder instead of being delivered to your inbox. You can use any mail clients to review messages in your Junk folder, but only OWA and Outlook allow you to manage your block/allow lists.
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.
Passwords protect and limit access to your personal data and to IT resources at MIT.
If your password is over a year old, you will be required to change it when you renew your MIT certificate(s). Note: IS&T will never ask you to send or reset your password via email.
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.