Information Protection and Security

RU Secure?

Are you aware of your computing/digital responsibilities?  You are your own best defense against identity theft, compromise, and malware. The following are some suggestions for basic IT security.

  • Follow password rules. Never share your password. Choose different passwords for different sites.
  • Confidential information should not be sent via email. Email is not secure.
  • Install antivirus/antispyware software and have it updated automatically.
  • Use only secure Wi-Fi when transmitting confidential data (credit card numbers, banking, etc.).
  • Don’t be a phishing scam victim.  Rutgers will never ask you for your password or other confidential information in email.
  • Protect your social networking with privacy settings.

For more information on these and other computing topics, visit

Single Sign-On
Users who sign on to the Rutgers Central Authentication Service (CAS) with their NetID and password will be able to move between software applications that use CAS without having to re-enter that information for each separate application. Please use single sign-on (SSO) responsibly.
Read the security guidelines at and remember to close your web browser when you complete a session that requires you to provide your NetID and password.

Free Antivirus Software to

Current Students, Faculty & Staff

OIT offers antivirus solutions for Rutgers students, faculty, and staff at no cost. For more information, go to



Rutgers NetID+ (powered by Duo Security) is an available extra layer of login security that provides two-factor authentication when accessing most Rutgers web applications. When you are enrolled in NetID+, after you enter your NetID and password to login to a web application, you will then be prompted to confirm on a device (e.g. your mobile phone) that you are the person attempting to login with your NetID and password.

For more information, click here. Enroll in NetID+ using the NetID Management application. It is highly recommended to enroll with multiple devices.