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.
The GCCIS NSSA department provides a variety of information security courses at the graduate and undergraduate level.
Orientation sessions: The ISO provides introductory information security training and materials at new student and new employee orientations. Check
In order to reduce information security risks, the RIT Information Security Office (ISO) actively works to identify threat agents that are seeking to exploit vulnerabilities in the environment. This consist of scanning network traffic for threats. For more information please contact the Information Security Officer.
Current Internet Threats
In order to reduce information security risks, RIT conducts periodic vulnerability assessments that consist of scanning computers campus-wide for high-risk exposures. In addition, the ISO or its designee may scan as needed for vulnerabilities that are under attack.
What is RIT scanning for?
The vulnerability assessments will include scans of communication services, operating systems, and applications to identify high-risk system weaknesses that could be exploited by intruders. These exploits have the potential to compromise the confidentiality, integrity or availability of RIT information resources.
Which computers may be scanned?
All computers connected to the Institute campus... ...
Private Information Management Initiative (PIMI) Overview
The Private Information ManagementInitiative seeks to identify and reduce the amount of Private Information found on RIT computers and storage devices. Private information is information that is typically used to conduct identity theft and may include Social Security Numbers (SSNs), credit card numbers, driver’s license numbers, bank account information, etc.
Reducing the amount of Private Information (PI) will help safeguard the RIT community against identity theft and will help RIT comply with relevant state and federal laws.
Increase awareness of the importance of safeguarding all private information, not just SSNs