About Us

About Us

Since 2001 the RIT Information Security Office, in partnership with other community stakeholders, has been a leader in managing information security risk and building community resiliency through:

  • Confidentiality: ensuring only those with sufficient privileges may access certain information
  • Integrity: ensuring information is whole, complete, and uncorrupted
  • Availability:  ensuring access to information without interference or obstruction

Our Mission

Provide leadership to the RIT community in safeguarding the confidentiality, integrity and availability of RIT’s information resources.

What We Do

  • Awareness
  • Alerts/Advisories
  • Forensics/Investigations
  • Security Policies & Standards

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Contact Us

RIT Information Security Office

Information Security Office
Ross Building 10-A201

Mailing Address
Rochester Institute of Technology
151 Lomb Memorial Drive
Ross Building 10-A201
Rochester, NY 14623-5608

Phone (585) 475-4122 and (585) 475-4123
Fax (585) 475-7920

Staff Directory

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Name   E-mail Contact
Jim Moore
Senior Information Security Forensic Investigator Phone: (585) 475-5406
Office: ROS 10-A202
Ben Woelk
ISO Program Manager Phone: (585) 475-4122
Office: ROS

Online Safety

Online Safety

Everyone connected to the Internet is a potential target. Use of anti-virus and firewall software is critical in protecting your computer online; however, simply protecting your computer is not enough. 

Web Browsers

Cyber criminals often target vulnerabilities in web browsers. Because Internet Explorer is the web browser used by most people, it has become a primary target. Using a different browser can reduce your risk while on the web. The table below lists alternative browsers:

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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... ...

Security Assessment Tools

The following tools should be used in combination to conduct security assessments.

Unified vulnerability management enterprise solution
Network Vulnerability Scanner
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