This section provides information about all the software and instruction necessary to comply with the Desktop and Portable Computer Standard. The software on this page is intended for use by students, faculty, and staff at RIT. Inexperienced/non-technical users may want to check out our Digital Self Defense 101 Workshop, which explains the dangers of the Internet and RIT security requirements in greater detail.
Note: You do not have to use the specific software listed on... ...
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.
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).
Several RIT Security Standards refer to ISO-approved encryption. ISO-approved encryption is divided into two categories: Preferred and Acceptable. Preferred encryption methods were chosen based on standard industry usage and their ability to support RIT business processes. RIT's current product is McAfee FDE.