The Security Office performs application security reviews for commercial and homegrown applications in use at Virginia Tech. An application security review is a process designed to identify strengths and weaknesses of applications that are involved in business processes at the university.
The IT Security office offers customized vulnerability scanning for departments. Vulnerability scans are designed to identify potential vulnerabilities and security problems with operating systems, application software, and network configurations.
The Security Operations Center (SOC) is a centralized portal that allows liaisons to access services provided by the IT Security Office for system administrators on campus.
The Virginia Tech IT Security Office conducts IT security reviews throughout the university. Security reviews are a service offered by our office to help departments discover potential cyber problems that could result in improper data disclosures, illegal usage, and potential problems that weaken IT systems.
The Virginia Tech IT Security Office provides training throughout the campus. Training topics cover subjects from cyber security awareness issues to the latest techniques being used to compromise IT systems.
The DShield application are still popular among Virginia Tech’s information technology professionals and the IT Security Lab continues to provide hardware and technical support.