A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a technology that allows for secure transmissions across the Internet between two networks by using a secure "virtual tunnel." Without using VPN, data (including passwords and confidential information) transmitted via the Internet is exposed and can be intercepted by third parties.
VPN should always be used to access RIT resources that are normally unavailable to users outside of the wired Institute network (such as department-specific services and network shares). This means that unless you are at a wired machine on campus, you must connect to the Institute network using VPN if you wish... ...
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The Network Security Standard provides measures to prevent, detect, and correct network compromises. The standard is based on both new practices and best practices currently in use at RIT.
Please consult the checklist or the standard below for a complete list of requirements.
Who does it apply to?
All systems or network administrators managing devices that:
Connect to the centrally-managed Institute network infrastructure
Process Private or Confidential Information
Currently, personal network devices used on the RIT residential network (such as routers, switches, etc.) do not need to meet the Network Security Standard. However, the use of wireless routers is prohibited... ...