As many of you may already be aware, Massachusetts has issued regulations regarding the protection of personal information such as social security numbers, credit card numbers, and bank account numbers.
In order to comply with those regulations, MIT will be implementing a new information security program, effective March 1, 2010. This program will include specific requirements for individuals that handle the personal information of others, such as HR, finance and other administrative functions.
An IAP session (repeated 3 times) is being offered to give members of the community a chance to hear about this new program, as well as recommendations for protecting sensitive data in general.
- Tuesday, Jan 12, 10-11:00 am, 56-114
- Wednesday, Jan 13, 12-1:00 pm, Student Center (room to be listed soon) food is allowed – bring your lunch! light dessert will be provided.
- Thursday, Jan 21, 3-4:00 pm, 56-114
For more information.
If you handle personal information or other sensitive information, this is a good opportunity to learn about the upcoming information security program, and ask questions about specific issues you may have.
If you are not able to attend one of the IAP sessions, or you would prefer to have the information shared at a departmental staff meeting, please feel free to contact either Allison Dolan at firstname.lastname@example.org or Monique Yeaton at email@example.com.