Information

About Us

About Us

Since 2001 the RIT Information Security Office, in partnership with other community stakeholders, has been a leader in managing information security risk and building community resiliency through:

  • Confidentiality: ensuring only those with sufficient privileges may access certain information
  • Integrity: ensuring information is whole, complete, and uncorrupted
  • Availability:  ensuring access to information without interference or obstruction

Our Mission

Provide leadership to the RIT community in safeguarding the confidentiality, integrity and availability of RIT’s information resources.

What We Do

  • Awareness
  • Alerts/Advisories
  • Forensics/Investigations
  • Security Policies & Standards

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Contact Us

RIT Information Security Office

Location
Information Security Office
Ross Building 10-A201

Mailing Address
Rochester Institute of Technology
151 Lomb Memorial Drive
Ross Building 10-A201
Rochester, NY 14623-5608

E-mail infosec@rit.edu
Phone (585) 475-4122 and (585) 475-4123
Fax (585) 475-7920


Staff Directory

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Name   E-mail Contact
Jim Moore
Senior Information Security Forensic Investigator
jhmiso@rit.edu Phone: (585) 475-5406
Office: ROS 10-A202
Ben Woelk
ISO Program Manager
fbwis@rit.edu

E-mail at RIT

E-mail is a standard communication tool. Unfortunately, it is also an ideal channel for social engineering and phishing attempts; protect yourself and your information.

Managing Your RIT E-mail

Visit the ITS E-mail Services page for RIT e-mail account set-up and usage resources.

E-mail Signatures

RIT requires all communications relating to Institute academic or business purposes to be signed with an appropriate signature. This includes e-mails from both RIT and non-RIT accounts, as well as MyCourses and Message Center communications. For more information on the new requirements, visit our Signature Standard web page.


RIT Confidential Information in E-mail

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Media Disposal Recommendations

Media Disposal Recommendations

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Media Disposal Method

Paper

Use a shredder. Crosscut is preferred over a strip shredder. 

Disposal of paper records containing Private or Confidential  information should be accomplished by crosscut (or better) shredding, placement in a locked document destruction bin, or through vendor-supplied services under a contract approved by Purchasing.

CD, DVD, diskette, etc.

Use the media shredder (located at the ITS HelpDesk, 7B-1113).

Hard Drives

If the hard drive is to be reused, contact

Printer Best Practices

Printers often handle RIT Confidential information, but they can easily be overlooked when securing a network. Use the following best practices to secure any printers you support:

  • Update the firmware.
  • Assign a password for web access to the printer.
  • Change the SNMP community strings. (These are the equivalent of printer "passwords." "Public" and "private" are the defaults and are widely known.)
  • Disable any unused protocols. (Do you really need Novell IPX enabled, etc?)
  • If possible, change the default TCP port from 9100 to another port number. (Specific exploits target the default port and may cause the printers to print blank pages. However,
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