Attention college students: IS&T is hiring summer interns!

Are you, or do you know, a college student with an interest in information technology looking for a great place to work this summer? Well good news: Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) is now accepting applications for summer internships. These paid internships are open to both current undergraduate and graduate students, at MIT and elsewhere. The program will run for 11 weeks this summer, from June 1 to August 14,…

January 13, 2020
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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM): Yes, you should protect your Mac, too

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM): Yes, you should protect your Mac, too October 29, 2019 Image: Shutterstock October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a great time to make sure your digital life is secure. IS&T is sharing a series of security-related videos and articles throughout the month. Read on and play it safe! Do you need to worry about malware on macOS? Yes, you do. Macs can be compromised. Malware…

October 28, 2019
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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM): Report a security incident

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM): Report a security incident October 22, 2019 Image: Bigstock October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a great time to make sure your digital life is secure. IS&T is sharing a series of security-related videos and articles throughout the month. Read on and play it safe! IT security incidents range from network intrusions to violations of digital copyright to the loss of confidentiality, integrity, or availability…

October 3, 2019
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National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM): Protect yourself

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, a great time to make sure your digital life is secure. IS&T is sharing a series of security-related videos and articles throughout the month. Come and meet our Security Team in Lobby 10 on October 17 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Read on and play it safe! Compromised computers and other devices can be used as a foothold allowing attackers to spread…

October 1, 2019
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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM): Protect yourself

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a great time to make sure your digital life is secure. IS&T is sharing a series of security-related videos and articles throughout the month. Come and meet our Security Team in Lobby 10 on October 17 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Read on and play it safe! Compromised computers and other devices can be used as a foothold allowing attackers to spread through…

October 1, 2019
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By the numbers: Back-to-School 2019

Earlier this month, another school year officially began at MIT with the start of the fall semester. In the weeks leading up to the 2019-2020 academic year, Information Systems and Technology (IS&T), along with the rest of the Institute, worked hard to welcome students back to campus and make their arrival (or return) as smooth as possible. Since MIT is a place that’s all about numbers, here are a handful…

September 9, 2019
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Meet IS&T’s 2019 summer interns

The first thing that used to come to mind when I considered the term “intern” was the stereotypical novice from the movies. You know, the ones that start their day by bringing coffees to everyone in the office, making photocopies, and getting asked to do trivial tasks. Turns out, life as an intern is actually quite the opposite. Here at IS&T, ten interns (myself included) spend our days working with…

July 19, 2019
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Wired to WiFi: The evolution of IS&T’s on-campus network

Back in the day (starting in the mid-1970s), wired networks were the only option at MIT. At the Lab for Computer Science and the AI Lab, there were experimental Ethernets as well as Chaosnet and LCS Net. Next, cables connected desktop computers and printers in local area networks (LANs). MITnet, the campus network, wasn’t launched until the mid-1990s and it too was originally a wired network. The first wireless (WiFi)…

July 15, 2019
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