Articles & Publications
These are some of the resources developed by MIT and others outside MIT on IT security, information protection and identity theft. For recent articles and other communications, also check the News and Events section of this site.
- Security FYI
Subscribe to MIT's IT security information email list. This list is for sharing weekly security advice, virus alerts, safe computing tips and other kinds of IT security information with the MIT community. See the archived issues.
- Office of the General Council
This article, "Massachusetts Passes Law Regarding Disposition and Destruction of Records Containing Personal Information," covers the so-called "Data Breach Law" and MIT's responsibilities under this law.
- InformationWeek: ID Theft Monitoring Services
- Yahoo! Finance: Identity Theft Through a Lifetime
These websites contain information pertaining to information protection relevant to both MIT and other organizations or individuals handling sensitive data.
- Credit Card Processing @ MIT
- IS&T Security @ MIT
- Police at MIT - Crime Prevention Unit
- Annual Credit Report.com
Request your free credit report online, by phone or through the mail. Sponsored by the three credit-reporting bureaus Equifax, TransUnion and Experian.
- Security 4 Web
Resource for securing your credit card transactions and protecting your personal information.
- Federal Trade Commission
- Deter, Detect, Defend. Avoid ID Theft.
- Protecting Personal Information: Guide for Businesses
This site contains a very helpful video tutorial on taking stock, scaling down, locking, and removing personal information as well as having a plan to respond to data incidents.