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Annual Review 2022-2023

The power of a resilient network and cybersecurity

Annual Review 2022-2023

The power of a resilient network and cybersecurity

Rutgers Next-Gen Network = speed and resilience

The university is now engaged in a multi-year effort, across Rutgers locations, to develop a faster, more resilient Rutgers network. It’s a big effort, and one that’s key to supporting next-generation innovations in teaching, learning, and research.

Improving and expanding Wi-Fi

Replacing 20-year-old switches to enhance reliability

Expanding or rerouting segments of fiber optic cable for resiliency and speed

Improving public safety by replacing end-of-life blue light phones

Enabling enhanced monitoring of remote locations to fix and address network outages

Data centers at Rutgers: Safeguarding assets and hosting critical services for the university

Rutgers faculty, students and staff produce enough data to occupy

7 geographically distributed data centers

that run 24/7, all to ensure that the university’s valuable intellectual property is on-hand when community members need it.

Cybersecurity matters

Educating the Rutgers community

Staying secure is everyone’s responsibility, and this means training and education for the Rutgers community. Compliance training for the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) concluded with 79% completion rates. Meanwhile, pilot programs for cybersecurity awareness training and phishing simulations have been introduced, with more to come. Learn more about compliance and training.

Your hub for information security services and info

The Information Security website is a one-stop shop for information about IT security policy, staff compliance training, risk management, and risk assessments. Additional details are constantly being added as services expand.

Spreading the word on Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Cybersecurity education happens year-round, but it really kicks into gear for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. At Rutgers, we spread the word with infographics, social posts, videos, and lots more.

Virtual infrastructure provides tangible benefits

Faster provisioning and reductions in hardware and power consumption are just a few advantages of using virtual infrastructure from the Office of Information Technology (OIT), rather than purchasing and managing your own. The benefits of OIT’s server systems include:

  • scale securely
  • load-balancing
  • backup and restore capabilities
  • network monitoring and security
  • savings from economies of scale and reduced power consumption

malicious network attacks blocked*

* estimated number for 2022-2023

electrical sensors making sure data is securely stored and always available by monitoring the status of the power and cooling services across OIT-managed data centers


data center availabilty