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Virginia Tech offers multidisciplinary opportunities in information security and information assurance research and education, with participating faculty from the departments of Computer Science; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Finance, Insurance, and Business Law; and Accounting and Information Systems. With its strong engineering and science focus, Virginia Tech offers deeply technical undergraduate and graduate programs in cybersecurity, and our faculty conduct leading-edge research in information security, network security, hardware security, and software security. Centers such as the Hume Center for National Security and Technology researches defense and intelligence applications of cyber attack and defense. The IT Security Lab, part of the university's CIO organization, is able to use the university's production network as a teaching hospital for cybersecurity. This website is a clearinghouse for information on our many programs.

National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research

Virginia Tech is an NSA/DHS CAE-R, and features research and educational programs geared toward information assurance.

News and Events

Virginia Tech Hackathon - VIDEO ONLY
Feb 12, 2015 — WDBJ
New Technology Detects Hacks in Milliseconds
Feb 3, 2015 — Bloomburg Business
Weekend-long "hackathon" brings bright minds and great ideas to Virginia Tech
Jan 29, 2015 — WSLS-TV
Wenjing Lou selected as an IEEE Fellow
Dec 9, 2014 — Wenjing Lou, professor of computer science, is a newly elected Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) for her contributions to information and network security.
SCIENCE APPLICATIONS : Virginia Tech's Hume Center to Receive $750,000 from Science Applications International Corp.
Nov 20, 2014 — 4-Traders — ..national security technology challenges." The Hume Center is organized under Virginia Tech's Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Sciences . Hume Center education programs are administered through the Bradley Department...
SAIC Donates $750K to Support the Future of National Security at Virginia Tech
Nov 13, 2014 — In The Capital — Science Applications International Corp. announced a gift of $750,000 to Virginia Tech's Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology on Tuesday, a commitment that will be donated to the university over the next five years.
Ali Butt and Chao Wang receive NSF grant to develop Pythia to solve problems of big data processing
Oct 21, 2014 — Massive amounts of data, collected daily, range from traditional consumers using cell phone technology to big corporations storing the buying patterns of thousands of individuals. According to one recent study reported in Computerworld, the amount of event data generated in the U.S. alone is estimated to be 7 million pieces per second and climbing.
U.S. Army Looks to Daphne Yao to Provide a More Secure Cyberspace
Oct 13, 2014 — TMC.net — Virginia Tech issued the following news release: In cybersecurity, "the detection of insider attacks is a problem that we have known for a long time to be notorious to solve," said Daphne Yao, the newly appointed L-3 Fellow...
U.S. Army looks to Daphne Yao to provide a more secure cyber space
Sep 25, 2014 — In cybersecurity, “the detection of insider attacks is a problem that we have known for a long time to be notorious to solve,” said Daphne Yao, the newly appointed L-3 Fellow and associate professor of computer science at Virginia Tech.
Black joins the Virginia Tech Hume Center as Associate Director of Research for Aerospace Systems
Sep 22, 2014 — Virginia Tech’s Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology has named Jonathan Black as its first associate director of research for aerospace systems.