RIT is home to the Global Cybersecurity Institute (GCI), where students and researchers build secure systems, software, devices, and processes. RIT has been designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Research and Education. Apprenticeships are available for application to graduates from the ESL GCI Cybersecurity Bootcamp. Apprentices will apply the knowledge and skills that they acquired from our pre-apprenticeship bootcamp through the Eaton Cybersecurity SAFE Lab, where we perform systems and network security testing for a wide range of critical infrastructure providers. Ongoing contracts with corporate partners have resulted in strong institutional knowledge for best practices in security assessment across devices and networks including energy, healthcare, finance, telecommunications, transportation, local municipalities, elections, and multiple manufacturing sectors.
Being home to the NTID, accessibility and inclusion is at the forefront of RIT. RIT/NTID is the most accessible college in the world for D/HH students with faculty and staff that specialize in educating D/HH students. Access services such as interpreting, captioning, and note-taking will be available for D/HH apprentices. All training materials will be accessible. At the beginning of the apprenticeship program a workshop by the NTID Center on Employment will be provided to all SAFE Lab staff to help them develop the sensitivity and skills to communicate effectively with D/HH individuals, enable deaf and hearing colleagues to work together more productively, and assist in fostering a workplace culture of diversity and inclusion.