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


Boardman, Jim Palo Alto Netowrks
Weeks, Ryan Datto
Pickup, Jason Excellus
Palmer, Michael Hearst
Savacool, Richard Nixon Peabody
Kusse, Jennifer Monroe County
Kempster, Ken Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Kalka, Bob IBM
Striebich, Kirk CERT
Pinch, Mike Security Risk Advisors
Wandera, Max Eaton
Pollard, Jeremy
Hirwani, Manish SecureWorks
Watt, Timothy Parsons
Platt, Gregory A. USARMY
Colvin, Todd Rochester Regional Health
Stokes, Kristian FUSE Engineering


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 at the RITSEC website.

Student Competition Resources

Information Security Talent Search (ISTS) competition

Global Collegiate Penetration Test Competition

The Northeast Collegiate Cyber Defense League

National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

Technical and Lab Resources

Azure Dev Tools for Teaching - Computing Security students and faculty can download certain Microsoft operating systems, development tools and applications
GCCIS Tutoring Center - Tutoring for introductory programming sequence.
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