The OIT Division of Information Protection and Security is a service oriented organization providing assistance in a number of functions.


The Rutgers University Computing Incident Response Team (RU CIRT) serves the Rutgers computing community. The RU CIRT handles incidents in which Rutgers hosts cause problems. The contact email address is:
This page can be directly accessed via 

Cyber Security Awareness

Cyber Security Awareness: Our Shared Responsibility


What College Students Can Do: Educate Yourself

Basic Cybersecurity and Online Safety

1. Pack it up and take your laptop with you, even if you intend to be right back. Unattended laptops in public places like the library, study lounge, and coffee shops are an invitation for theft or unwanted access to your information.

Digital Forensics Services

IPS offers digital forensic examination of network devices on behalf of departments.  Contact to engage our services. 

Mailing Lists

OIT supports two different mailing lists on security. 

Restricted Information Training

Training for people with access to "Restricted" information
University Policy 70.1.4 (Information Security Awareness, Training and Education) requires people with access to "Restricted" information complete and adhere to Information Security Awareness Training and Education.
Currently, RBHS training is provided by HCCS:

Security Awareness, Training and Communication

Security Awareness is the tool most used to inform and educate users on policy and accepted practices and procedures that support the university.  It is often the most important and, in many ways, the least expensive way to impact the overall security of an organization. An organization's staff is the most cost-effective countermeasure against security compromises and IT security depends on the cooperation of every user. 


The annual Rutgers University Information Security Posture Survey is a coordinated effort to measure the level of information risk across the University. It will determine if the information security policies and efforts currently in use are sufficient to address the level of risk and identify improvements, where possible.


Link to additional information about the broad categories:


Link to a Word version of the Survey