MIT scores worst in cybersecurity

In a cybersecurity survey of 485 large colleges and universities, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology came in at the bottom of the list.

In a report released today, SecurityScorecard analyzed the educational institutions based on web application security, network security, endpoint security, IP reputation, patching, and other security indicators.

SecurityScorecard’s chief research officer Alex Heid said they have a feeling that MIT’s low scores were due in part to its cybersecurity research efforts.

“They do their own malware research,” he said. “They run honeypots. They’re running TOR exit nodes.”

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