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Information Security

The Information Security Office at RIT is here to help! We offer resources and assistance to keep the campus community safe and secure from Internet and various other online threats.

Protect yourself from

The ongoing evolution of digital communication also brings about the evolution of scammers and their methods. Phishing is one kind of such fraud, in which the attacker masquerades as a reputable individual or group, in order to trick users into revealing their private information. Check out our resources to learn how not be baited and reeled in!

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Are you the
Weakest Link

Get information on how to safely remove private information from your devices and stay protected. The chain of security is in your hands.

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Guard your
Private Information

The Private Information Management Initiative (PIMI) seeks to identify and reduce the amount of private information found on RIT computers and storage devices.

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Social Media Safety

The average internet user has 5 social media accounts, according to GlobalWebIndex, all which could be sharing varying degrees of personal information to the public. In the new age of technology this ‘sharing’ of private information can be more harmful than one might imagine. Learning how to keep information private is an important step in social media safety. To assist, we’ve compiled some top tips:

Social Media Safety
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Employers and Social Media

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RIT Information Security Alert--Job Scams!

RIT Information Security Alert--Job Scams!

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RIT Public Safety contacted the Information Security Office about a recent job scam that has victimized RIT students. The students encountered the scam through what appeared to be an authentic job listing in the RIT Job Zone. (Note that the RIT Job Zone, like most college and university job boards, is administered by a third party.)

Why I’m Receiving This

RIT Students have fallen victim to a scam. We want to help you identify future scams.


It’s been a couple of weeks since October’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) came to a close. (If you're not familiar with NCSAM, check it out here.) NCSAM is an important month, but cybersecurity shouldn’t just be a priority in October, it should really be a priority every day. With the constant threat of hackers trying to steal your identity, information, and countless other things, staying safe online can be a daunting task. To help with that here’s a quick recap of the top tips from NCSAM to help you in staying safe online!

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Online Shopping Safety

The time of year spent with family, traveling, and shopping is upon us once again. With the holidays right around the corner, over 60% of Americans will be hopping online to buy and send their gifts. In the past five years alone online shopping has grown nearly 30%, with projections suggesting it may rise another 14% in the next few years. 

Online Shopping
Infographic image credited to Trend Micro

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Job & Employment Scams

We all use the internet to find jobs. However, not all jobs listed are legitimate, even on job boards. (Many job boards allow employers to post jobs directly and administrators of job sites may not catch scam postings immediately.) Does the job sound too good to be true? It may be a scam. These scams can result in identity theft, loss of money, and more.

So, how do you know when you have found a scam? Here are some things to look for, adapted from symplicity™:

Fraud Posting Red Flags

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