Security

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.

Legal Compliance

As part of doing business at an institute of higher learning and as an Internet Service Provider (ISP), MIT must ensure that individuals who use its IT resources are following the rules and legal requirements of the local, state, and federal governments. DMCA (Digital Milennium Copyright Act), PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards), and the Massachusetts Data Privacy Law 201 CMR 17 are just a few regulations that MIT must comply with.

Spam Filtering

To reduce the amount of spam coming into our inboxes, IS&T has put filters in place on MIT's email system via the Microsoft O365 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.

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