Education, Training, and Awareness

Information security is a complex and constantly changing field that individuals at every level of the organization need to keep pace with in order to keep RIT information resources secure. RIT offers the following education training and awareness programs to assist everyone from end user to system administrators to keep current with information security trends.

Academic Education

The GCCIS Department of Computing Security provides a variety of information security courses at the graduate and undergraduate level.


  • RIT employees are required to take Cybersecurity Fundamentals each year. For questions about RIT’s Policy on Mandatory Training or if you need a disability-related accommodation to complete the training, please contact Lori Sykes, Compliance & Ethics Manager, at or 585-475-7393.
  • Digital Self Defense is specifically designed to help end users be secure. Visit RIT Talent Roadmap for more information.


  • We communicate regularly through the RITmail with alerts and advisories to make the RIT community aware of current threats and vulnerabilities.


  • Visit the pages in our Keeping Safe section to learn how you can use the Internet safely and avoid online dangers such as phishing and identity theft.