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Virginia Tech IT Security Office

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Identity Finder

The IT Security Office strongly encourages faculty and staff can download the Windows or Mac version of Identity Finder at This is an important step to identity information that needs to be protected.

Cyber Awareness

Awareness remains one of the most effective methods of keeping your data, your computer, and even your IT systems safe.  Each person has a duty to maintain an awareness of potential threats and safe practices while computing. Learn more about cyber security issues. more info


Virginia Tech has a fairly open network that provides an excellent environment for students to leverage technology in their educational pursuits. As part of this technology environment, students play an important part in protecting sensitive information and computers.

Protecting Sensitive Data

Protecting sensitive data is an important issue at Virginia Tech. It is imperative to be aware of what types of data you handle and if it is sensitive. Once found, it is just as important to take steps to protect it. Virginia Tech has many policies and standards in place dealing with and protecting sensitive data. It is our shared responsibility to do what we can to protect sensitive information.

IT Professionals

The complexity of Virginia Tech’s IT systems offers a special security challenge to those who manage them.  This portal provides information specific to the needs of Virginia Tech's IT professions.

Staff and Faculty

Every faculty and staff member has an obligation to do their part in protecting the sensitive information and IT systems of Virginia Tech.  Learn how to help.


IT Security Office Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide technology tools and services, education, awareness, and guidance necessary to all Virginia Tech users to work towards a safe and secure information technology environment for teaching and learning, research, outreach, and the conduct of university business.

About Us

Information about the staff.

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