Defense

Digital Self Defense Training

Digital Self Defense Training

DSD LogoThe Information Security Office provides Digital Self Defense training courses scheduled through the Center for Professional Development or by request. The program is divided into three courses: Introduction, Desktop Security Tools, and Information Handling. See below for more information about specific courses.

DSD 101 Introduction to Digital Self Defense

In this day of rapidly increasing Internet threats you need a leg up, a way to protect yourself and your loved ones (and your computer) against all of those people on the Internet who are out to get you.

We feel your pain and we've got the answer!

We are currently reworking the Intro to Digital Self Defense course and will be announcing the new course availability as soon as it is ready.

DSD 102 Desktop Security Tools

DSD 102 is currently not available.

DSD 103 Information Handling

RIT employees handle or are exposed to Private and Confidential information every week. It is important to use appropriate and secure information handling practices to protect these types of information. Inadvertent loss or disclosure of Private information may result in a Notification event under the NYS Information Security Breach and Notification Act.

Course Objectives

Attendees of the Digital Self Defense (DSD) 103 – Information Handling course will learn new and improve existing information handling skills. Specifically, the course explains the different classes of information at RIT, how these types of information should be treated, and the correct means of storage, transfer, and destruction to be used. Completion of the course should provide the user with the necessary knowledge to be in compliance with the Information Access & Protection (IAP) Standard.

DSD 103 Online Course

DSD 103 Information Handling is now available as a self-paced online class through the RIT E-Learning Zone.

  1. Access DSD 103 Information Handling Web-based training on the RIT E-Learning Zone
  2. Login with your RIT credentials
  3. Open the course.
  4. Click the blue triangle to launch the course. (You may want to perform a Browser Check to ensure your computer is configured correctly.)
  5. Take the course and complete the post-course assessment.

 

Security Education, Training, & Awareness

Security Education, Training, & Awareness

Information security is a complex and constantly changing field that individuals at every level of the organization need to keep pace with in order to keep RIT information resources secure.  RIT offers the following education training and awareness programs to assist everyone from end user to system administrators to keep current with information security trends.

Academic Education

  • The GCCIS NSSA department provides a variety of information security courses at the graduate and undergraduate level.

Training

  • Orientation sessions: The ISO provides introductory information security training and materials at new student and new employee orientations. Check out the 2010 Fall New Student Orientation presentation delivered by E. Philip Saunders College of Business faculty member Neil Hair.
    Neil Hair presentation
  • Digital Self Defense training: Training specifically designed to help end users be secure. Visit the E-Learning Zone to view the current course schedule or take online training.
  • Custom training: The ISO will customize training based on a particular need.  Please contact Ben Woelk at fbwis@rit.edu

Awareness

  • Unfamiliar with information security? Our award-winning interactive website <NEED SWF>will help you learn the basics. You can also find links to videos and articles covering information security here.
  • The Information Security Office conducts a number of awareness campaigns throughout the year.
  • We communicate regularly through the RIT Message Center with Alerts and Advisories to make the RIT community aware of current threats and vulnerabilities.

Information Security Awareness Resources

  • Visit our Posters and Videos page for a selection of our current posters and to view student-produced videos from EDUCAUSE.
  • Visit the pages in our Keeping Safe section to learn how you can use the Internet safely and avoid online dangers such as phishing and identity theft.
  • Contact us at infosec@rit.edu for copies of our printed materials, including posters and brochures.
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