Requirements for Faculty/Staff

Requirements for Faculty and Staff

Security Standards

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Standard When does it apply?
Desktop and Portable Computer Standard Always
Password Standard Always
Information Access &

Requirements for Students

Requirements for Students


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When does it apply?

Desktop and Portable Computer Standard


Password Standard


Signature Standard

Always - All authentic RIT communications should include an appropriate signature as per the standard. Make

Technical Resources

Technical Resources

This section of the website contains links to tools and documentation specifically for use by administrators. Scroll to the bottom of the page to access these resources.

What are my responsibilities as an administrator?

You are responsible for ensuring that all web resources, computers, servers, network devices, and any other types of computing devices that you support comply with all published standards.

You are also responsible for prompt reporting of computer incidents to the ISO in accordance with the Computer Incident Handling Standard.

Computer Incident Handling Resources

Forms, Checklists, and Templates

Forms, Checklists, and Templates

Many forms and checklists below are provided as Adobe PDF Fill-in forms and can be filled in and printed from Acrobat Reader. 

NOTE: These forms may contain Javascript. If you need a different format, please contact the RIT Information Security Office at or call 585-475-4123.

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Form Name


Exception Request Form

To request an exception from an RIT Security Standard (PDF Fill-In form)

Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA)

Optional NDA used at department discretion

Wireless Networking

Wireless Networking

Wireless logo

Wireless networks are generally considered to be less secure than wired networks; however, with proper configuration and encryption enabled, they can provide more than adequate security for most users. Read our Accessing Wireless Networks Safely Brochure to learn more and better protect your privacy.

Wireless at RIT

RIT offers three different wireless networks across campus: an open public network, an encrypted WPA network, and an encrypted WPA2 network. We strongly recommend using the WPA2 or WPA network at all times, as they provide much better quality and... ...