Computing Security Resources

Accreditations and Designations


Middle States Commission on Higher Education -


Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Education and Research by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) -

BS/MS Student Resources

Industrial Advisory Board

MS Online Student Resources

Student Ambassadors

Student Club

RITSEC is a student club dedicated to teaching "Security Through Community". RITSEC is dedicated to educating and preparing RIT students to compete in security-related competitions, as well as showcasing RIT student talent in the current world of security today. Whether you're new to computing security or a veteran, RITSEC has a place for you. All of the activities we host to promote this learning can be found on our 'Events' page.

We believe security is for anyone who wants to learn and center our activities around multiple aspects of security. This includes live individual and team-based competitions, hands-on training, student run research, and sponsor talks. Our security exercises cover a wide variety of areas in computing security, including penetration testing, Windows and Linux server hardening, web security, network services, and more! Learn more here: 

Interest Groups

Interest Groups hold meetings separate from RITSEC’s general meeting to go over specific topics our members are passionate about. To start an interest group please contact Jon Bauer on Workplace. Current Interest Groups are as follows:

Incident Response Interest Group

Leader: Ella Daugherty & Jason Howe
This group is focused on teaching the very basics of incident response. This includes going over how the industry works, major breaches, and forensics
Meeting Time: 3-4 pm, Sunday in AirGap


Leader: Will Eatherly
RIT Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing
Meeting Time: 2-3 pm, Sunday in AirGap

Reversing Interest group

Leader: Stuart Nevans Locke
Learn about reverse engineering!
Meeting Time: 5 pm, Saturday in Seclab

Team Contagion

Leader: Duc Phan
This CTF Interest Group competes in Capture The Flag challenges.
Meeting Time: 3:30 PM, Saturday in Seclab

WiCyS Student Chapter

Leader: Shannon McHale
Women in Cybersecurity Student Chapter at RIT is an all-inclusive interest group dedicated to making RIT's computing security community a better environment for women. The chapter holds meetings and events for students to come together and share their passion for security while also creating a supportive network.
Meeting Time: Every other Tuesday 6-7pm Slaughter 2120 (even weeks)


Technical and Lab Resources

Azure Dev Tools for Teaching - Computing Security students and faculty can download certain Microsoft operating systems, development tools and applications
Tutor/ Lab Schedule - Current schedule of Airgap and Security lab
VMware Academic Program (VMAP) - Computing Security students and faculty can download certain VMware products - is a mirror of many linux distros and other open-source projects