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.
Virginia Tech is an NSA/DHS CAE-R, and features research and educational programs geared toward information assurance.
Virginia Tech is a part of the multi-university Security and Software Engineering Research Center (S2ERC), and promotes collaborative research programs with industry and government in software security.
Virginia Tech offers scholarships through the CyberCorps Scholarship for Service Program, providing full scholarships for three years for students completing an accelerated BS/MS in cybersecurity.
The Hume Center for National Security and Technology will host Jim Simon, founding director of the Microsoft Institute for Advanced Technology in Governments, as a keynote speaker at the April 2014 Virginia Tech Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence (ICCAE) National Security Symposium.
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