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