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About Cybersecurity @ Virginia Tech

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.

NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center

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.

CyberCorps Scholarship for Service

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.

Wireless@VT Special Event: A Perspective on the Wireless Industry (Apr 25)
Fri, Apr 25, 2014
Wireless@VT Special Event: A Perspective on the Wireless Industry Ed Tiedemann, senior vice president of engineering at Qualcomm, will offer some perspectives on the wireless industry.
VT ICCAE National Security Symposium (Apr 24)
Thu, Apr 24, 2014
VT ICCAE National Security Symposium Speakers and networking with leaders from CIA, NGA, NSA, MCIA More info: http://www.hume.ictas.vt.edu/edu/symposium
VT ICCAE National Security Symposium (Apr 23)
Wed, Apr 23, 2014
VT ICCAE National Security Symposium Poster session, followed at 7:30pm by a keynote address by Jim Simon, founding Director of the Microsoft Institute for Advanced Technology in Govt http://www.hume.ictas.vt.edu/edu/symposium
Cyber Security Summit (Apr 24)
Thu, Apr 24, 2014
Cyber Security Summit Seminars, networking, and a capture the flag competition. Registration required. Read more details: https://vtcsec.ru/summit/2014/
Wireless@VT Symposium and Summer School (May 30)
Fri, May 30, 2014
Wireless@VT Symposium and Summer School University and industry partners will give presentations and tutorials on a variety of wireless communications topics.
Wireless@VT Symposium and Summer School (May 29)
Thu, May 29, 2014
Wireless@VT Symposium and Summer School University and industry partners will give presentations and tutorials on a variety of wireless communications topics.
Wireless@VT Symposium and Summer School (May 28)
Wed, May 28, 2014
Wireless@VT Symposium and Summer School University and industry partners will give presentations and tutorials on a variety of wireless communications topics.
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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.

Hume Center hosting former Microsoft director at national security symposium
Apr 18, 2014 — 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.
Devi Parikh
Virginia Tech assistant professor wants to reduce failures in computerized visual recognition systems
Apr 7, 2014 — Computer programs that use facial or image recognition systems -- be it security cameras or applications that search databases for everything from photographs of wanted criminals to images of bears – are like any other technological marvel. They may be fast and versatile, but they frequently fail, and are limited to one-way communication: only taking orders from the user.
Inside the New Arms Race to Control Bandwidth on the Battlefield
Mar 24, 2014 — WIRED — “Things get much harder against Far East targets when we don’t have a dominating US military footprint in the region as we did with Iraq and Afghanistan,” says Charles Clancy, director of the Hume Center...
Tech Thoughts: Jeff Reed - Virginia Tech
Feb 24, 2014 — Online Colleges — We asked Dr. Jeff Reed, the Director for Wireless@Virginia Tech—one of the largest and most comprehensive university wireless research groups in the U.S.—for his thoughts on technology and how it is impacting education, and here’s what he had to say.
VT's Shukla Named Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Fellow
Jan 31, 2014 — HPCwire — SandeepShukla, professor of electrical and computer engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, has been named an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Fellow...
Tom Hou
Tom Hou named IEEE Fellow
Dec 11, 2013 — Tom Hou, professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been named an IEEE Fellow for contributions to modeling and optimization of wireless networks.
Sandeep Shukla
Sandeep Shukla named IEEE Fellow
Dec 3, 2013 — Sandeep Shukla, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Virginia Tech, has been named an IEEE Fellow for contributions to applied probabilistic model checking for system design.
Better protective shield material for nuclear waste
Oct 28, 2013 — Homeland Security Newswire — Virginia Tech's nuclear engineering program has received two awards valued at more than $1 million from the Department of Energy's Nuclear Energy...

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