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Network Security Standard

Network Security Standard

The Network Security Standard provides measures to prevent, detect, and correct network compromises. The standard is based on both new practices and best practices currently in use at RIT.

Please consult the checklist or the standard below for a complete list of requirements.

Who does it apply to?

All systems or network administrators managing devices that:

  • Connect to the centrally-managed Institute network infrastructure
  • Process Private or Confidential Information
 

Currently, personal network devices used on the RIT residential network (such as routers, switches, etc.) do not need to meet the Network Security Standard. However, the... ...

Exception Process and Compliance

Anyone not in compliance with an Information Security Standard is subject to sanctions including suspension of computer and network privileges and/or the full range of current Institute personnel and student disciplinary processes.

In a small number of circumstances, it may not be possible to comply with an Information Security Standard.   The Information Security Office has provided the following method for obtaining an exception to compliance with a published information security standard.  Exceptions should be approved and signed by the appropriate Information Trustee (VP, Dean, or CIO).  (An email endorsing the exception request is acceptable.)

An exception MAY be granted by the RIT... ...

Requirements for Faculty/Staff

Requirements for Faculty and Staff

Security Standards

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Standard When does it apply?
Desktop and Portable Computer Standard Always
Password Standard Always
Information Access & Protection Standard Always
Cyber-Security (Computer) Incident Handling Standard Always
Portable Media

Information Access & Protection Standard

Information Access & Protection Standard

The Information Access & Protection (IAP) Standard provides requirements for the proper handling of information at RIT.

Information Classifications

The standard classifies information into four categories: Private, Confidential, Internal, and Public.

Private information

Private information is information that is confidential and which could be used for identity theft. Private information also has additional requirements associated with its protection (e.g., state and federal mandates). Examples include:

  • Social Security Numbers (SSNs), Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs), or other national identification numbers
  • Driver’s license numbers
  • Financial account information (bank account numbers, checks, credit or debit card numbers), etc.

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Information Security at RIT

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

  • Security Education, Training, and Awareness
  • Alerts/Advisories
  • Forensics/Investigations
  • Security Policies & Standards
  • Risk Management Framework
  • Structure and Resources

Risk... ...