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 100 Practicing Digital Self-Defense
Designed for new RIT community members or as a refresher for others, Practicing Digital Self-Defense provides an introduction and exercises for identifying phishing attacks, constructing good passwords, and using mobile devices securely.
DSD 100 Practicing Digital Self-Defense Online Course
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Securing Your Computer
This section provides information about all the software and instruction necessary to comply with the Desktop and Portable Computer Standard. The software on this page is intended for use by students, faculty, and staff at RIT. Inexperienced/non-technical users may want to check out our Digital Self Defense 101 Workshop, which explains the dangers of the Internet and RIT security requirements in greater detail.
Requirements for Faculty and Staff
- Read and understand the RIT Code of Conduct for Computer and Network Use and the RIT policy regarding Digital Copyright.
- In addition to compliance with all standards and policies, administrators should refer to the Resources section for implementation configurations, guidelines, and best practices.
Make sure you understand and comply with all applicable standards.
|Standard||When does it apply?|
|Desktop and Portable Computer Standard||Always|
|Information Access & Protection Standard||Always|
Having a strong password is increasingly important. Weak passwords can be "guessed" or "cracked" using free software available online, allowing unauthorized access that can result in identity crimes, extortion, or damage to reputation through the disclosure of sensitive or private information (yours and RIT's). Choosing a strong password and changing it regularly are two of the most important things you can do to protect yourself online. Follow the password standard and subscribe to our social media outlets for password tips and tricks!
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