Athena is MIT's academic computing environment, which powers computing clusters (labs), private workstations, remote access servers, and personal machines throughout campus.
Find what IT resources, support and help are available to MIT students
MIT Touchstone is a single sign-on web authentication service that allows members of the MIT community to log in to participating MIT and federated web sites using their MIT credentials. When using a Touchstone-enabled application, your credentials will never be passed to the application service.
IS&T offers a variety of telephone help and repair services.
IS&T's Service Center offers a full range of computer repair services to the MIT community.
Protect your electronic devices from theft and your data from unauthorized access if lost or stolen.
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.
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.