Network

Wireless Networking

Wireless Networking

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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 four different wireless networks across campus:

  • RIT - An encrypted WPA2 network and the preferred network for all devices. Devices using this network must be registered using RIT account credentials.
  • RIT-Guest - An open public network
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Keeping Safe

Keeping Safe: Guidelines and Best Practices

Not sure how to keep yourself, your information, and your devices safe? Click on the headings below for best practices, resources, and more; also be sure to check out our blog for more specific content, answers to your information security questions, and best practices guides!

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Securing your Computer

Free downloads and instructions to support the Desktop and Portable Computer Standard.

Mobile Devices

Learn how to

Requirements for Students

Requirements for Students

 

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Standard
When does it apply?

Desktop and Portable Computer Standard

Always

Password Standard

Always

Signature Standard

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

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 & Protection Standard Always

Virtual Private Networks

Virtual Private Networks

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... ...