Virginia Tech® home

Awareness Training

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. Awareness training provides one of the best lines of defense to protect IT systems.

Request an Awareness Session

  • Awareness training provides one of the best lines of defense
  • The Information Technology Security Office is committed to presenting technology security awareness sessions to anyone associated with Virginia Tech. If your area is interested in learning more about this educational opportunity, please complete the Awareness Training form in Service-Now. Currently, all Security Awareness Training Sessions are delivered online over Zoom.

Previous Awareness Trainings

Videos and Slide Decks of previous awareness trainings are available to view.

SANS - Computer Security Training

Virginia Tech has successfully hosted several SANS training courses. SANS training provides an opportunity for IT professional to obtain the knowledge and skills needed to help protect IT systems. The courses are taught by real world experts in the subject matter and can lead to industry-recognized certification.

SANS - Securing the Human Training

Virginia Tech offers the SANS online Securing the Human Security Awareness Training course to all employees through the university’s PageUp Learning Management System. Please contact ITSO with any questions about the course.



2020 SEC 530 - Defensible Security Architecture and Engineering
2019 SEC 555 - SIEM with Tactical Analytics
2018 SEC 573 - Automating Information Security with Python
2017 SEC 501 - Advanced Security Essentials - Enterprise Defender
2016 FOR 572 - Advanced Network Forensics and Analysis
2015 SEC 511 - Continuous Monitoring and Security Operations
2013 SEC 505 - Securing Windows with the Critical Security Controls
2012 SEC 542 - Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking
2011 SEC 560 - Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking
2010 SEC 560 - Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking
2009 SEC 401 - Security Essentials Bootcamp Style
2008 FOR 610 - Reverse-Engineering Malware: Malware Analysis Tools and Techniques
2008 SEC 531 - Windows Command-Line Kung Fu In-Depth for Info Sec Pros
2008 SEC 521 - Meeting the Minimum: PCI/DSS 1.2: Becoming and Staying Compliant
2007 FOR 508 - Advanced Computer Forensic Analysis and Incident Response
2006 SEC 504 - Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling
2005 SEC 503 - Intrusion Detection In-Depth