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IT News @ Virginia Tech

  • Jun 14, 2019 Virginia Cyber Range challenges hackers for good The Virginia Cyber Range contributed to the 2nd Annual AWS Hackathon for Good by sponsoring a challenge during the Amazon Web Services Public Sector Summit in Washington, D.C.
  • May 21, 2019 Spear phishing awareness: Don’t take the bait! Recently, Virginia Tech's IT Security Office has observed that the sophistication of these 'spear phishing' messages is increasing -- in some cases, the message may even appear to be coming from someone you know or trust, like your employer, supervisor, friend, or family member. Personal information or financial data gleaned from spear phishing attacks can compromise the security of an individual or organization’s assets and information.
  • May 09, 2019 TLOS plans activities for Global Accessibility Awareness Day, May 16 Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) with Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS)—learn about captioning, try out accessible technology tools, and make a commitment to creating accessible images.

Division of IT Spotlights

  • Apr 22, 2019 Data-Driven IT Support Operations and Decision-Making: A Grassroots Effort Data-driven decision-making can occur at either the strategic level or the operational level. While data-driven decision-making at the strategic level often requires a carefully considered plan, significant investment, and a top-down approach, data-driven decision-making at the operational level can be a grassroots effort that does not require significant financial or personnel investment.
  • Jun 26, 2018 Video for Instruction: establishing a comprehensive video strategy for the future It can seem a bit magical to users when enterprise-wide programs change service providers, but a peek inside the process reveals the teamwork and planning required to get from idea to launch. The VFI group was charged to evaluate all the available, innovative, and affordable service options for using video in teaching and learning with a specific focus on services not requiring proprietary hardware or file formats.