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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.

Wenjing Lou
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.
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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 — — 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...
Daphne Yao
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.
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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.
Virginia Tech researchers devise traffic app to rival weather apps
Sep 19, 2014 — ComputerWorld online — Researchers at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute are working on a cloud-based application that will use real-time information and historical data to predict when and where traffic is likely to snarl and slow a trip.
Embedded Security (EE Tip #139)
Aug 1, 2014 — Circuit Cellular — Virginia Tech professor Patrick Schaumont explains, “perfect embedded security cannot exist. Attackers have a wide variety of techniques at their disposal, ranging from analysis to reverse engineering.
Malware methodology, drone launchers and a health IT departure
Jul 31, 2014 — FCW — Danfeng Yao, associate professor of computer science at Virginia Tech, worked with a fellow professor and a graduate student on detecting malware and infected computer hosts in advance.

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