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The Information Security Office provides leadership to the RIT community in safeguarding the confidentiality, integrity and availability of RIT’s  information resources.

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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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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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Phishing

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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RIT Information Security Education--Avoiding Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware is a type of malware designed to encrypt users’ files or lock their operating systems so attackers can demand a ransom payment. According to a 2016 Symantec report, the average ransom demand is almost $700 and “consumers are the most likely victims of ransomware, accounting for 57 percent of all infections between January 2015 and April 2016.”

How would I get ransomware?

Similar to a phishing attack, ransomware executes when a user is lured to click on an infected link or email attachment or to download a file... ...

Single Sign-on now required for accessing Oracle/myInfo/myBiz accounts: Multi-factor authentication available

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Student Employees:

As of today, October 23rd, you will need only your RIT account to log into the Oracle myinfo/mybiz applications. You will no longer use your Oracle username and password!

In addition, Multi-factor authentication is now available and will be required when logging in to the Oracle Apps as of December 5th.

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is a way of ensuring that only you are able to access your accounts on specific applications. MFA requires you to provide another “factor” (such... ...

RIT Information Security Education--How to Know if You've Been Hacked

Compromised accounts happen. Quick identification and response can reduce the harm done to your account and your personal information.

How to know if you’ve been hacked:

  • Your friends tell you. They’ve received a spammy or phishy e-mail from your email account, social media, messaging apps, or SMS.
  • Your phone tells you. Battery and data usage are higher than normal. Charges for premium SMS numbers show up on your bill.
  • Your merchants or bank tell you.You receive collection calls.
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RIT Information Security Alert—Payroll message! Phish

Why am I receiving this message?

Many RIT faculty, staff, and students have received an email masquerading as an important message regarding 2017 payroll.

Sample Phishing Email

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From: myRIT <Sender email address>
Date: Mon, June 26, 2017 at 6:06 PM
Subject: Payroll message!
To: recipient email address

1 New Notification Regarding Your 2017 Payroll

http://www.rit.edu/h/payroll/2017/f0rms.pdf <The original link goes to a page that looks like an RIT login page. We’ve replaced it.>

University of Florida.

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RIT Information Security Alert--Campus Notification Phishing Attempt

RIT people are receiving an email masquerading as a Campus Notification sent from the RIT Message Center. The message is originating from off campus and includes a link to a non-RIT address. Clicking on the link will take you to the phishing site.

Here’s the phishing email:

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From: "RIT Message" <k.milne-15@student.lboro.ac.uk>
Date: Apr 10, 2017 5:55 PM
Subject: Campus notification
To: <RIT ADDRESSEE>
Cc:

Hi there,

You have an important campus notification Follow the link to read the notofication

Campus notification

Thank you.

RIT Campus Notification,... ...