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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.

3 Easy Steps

Keep your operating system, antivirus software, and firewall up to date.


Don't get hooked. Virginia Tech will never ask for you personal information through email.

Social Network Safety

Who viewed your Facebook profile last night? Was it an old friend, a perspective employer, or worse.

Wireless Network Safety

Many public Wi-Fi spots are not secure and users should be aware of the risk.

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.