Laptop Tagging and Registration

Laptops and other small electronic devices can be tagged with the STOP tag. This loss prevention measure is a visual deterrent to stealing electronic devices. Laptop tagging is now FREE for the MIT community, and is offered at the IS&T Service Desk at the Atlas Center in E17-106.

Identity Theft Information

Identity theft happens when someone steals your personal information and uses it without your permission. It’s a serious crime that can wreak havoc with your finances, credit history, and reputation — and can take time, money, and patience to resolve. If identity thieves have your personal information, they can drain your bank account, run up charges on your credit cards, open new utility accounts, or get medical treatment on your health insurance.

Learn how to protect yourself and what to do in case you're a victim of ID theft: brought to you be the Federal Trade Commission.

Follow these tips to keep your computer's security tight.

Written Information Security Program

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 93H & I, if your lost or stolen laptop, flash drive, etc. contains someone else's personal information (e.g. Name with Social Security number, credit card, or driver's license) MIT may be required to initiate formal data breach notification. If there is ANY chance that sensitive information is on the device, email It is important when you file a report with the MIT Police about your stolen property that you notify the officer taking the report about this data breach. Read more about WISP.