Make sure your computer meets the RIT Desktop & Portable Computer Standard before getting online. In addition to up-to-date anti-virus, make sure that your operating system and your web browser have the latest security patches installed.
Don't use public computers to send private information over the Internet. You cannot... ...
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).
Portable media such as USB keys, flash memory, CDs/DVDs, etc. are a crucial part of daily business. However, portable media is easily lost or stolen and may cause a security breach.
Because portable media can be stolen or compromised easily, users should take precautions when using it to transfer or store Confidential information. We strongyly discourage placing Private Information on portable media.
Having a strong password is increasingly important. Weak passwords can be "guessed" or "cracked" using free software available online, allowing unauthorized access that can result in identity crimes, extortion, or damage to reputation through the disclosure of sensitive or private information (yours and RIT's). Choosing a strong password and changing it regularly are two of the most important things you can do to protect yourself online. Follow the password standardand subscribe to our social media outlets for password tips and tricks!