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The Virginia Alliance for Secure Computing and Networking (VASCAN) exists for the purpose of strengthening information technology security programs within the Commonwealth of Virginia.


Services — Training Opportunities — Auditing:

VASCAN offers downloadable instructional materials in the form of PowerPoint presentations, white papers, and articles. Click on the links below to view materials currently available. Return to Training Opportunities page.

Auditing Networks, Parameters & Systems

This multi-part course, designed for auditors and IT professionals, includes a case study of Virginia Tech's risk assessment program.

Building Your IT Security Checklist (.ppt file)
This course takes you through the process of developing a high level check list from the CIS Rules, discusses how to use TBS to respond to your auditors and secure your systems, reviews how to use STAR to determine the cost of implementing security at your site, and lastly how to develop a set of matrices to identify the security status of your site (107 slides)

Forging Partnerships Between Auditors and Security Managers (.ppt file)
This presentation discusses the need for auditors and security managers to work together by pointing out that both groups are after the same goal. It also details the committee approach that Virginia Tech used to begin to develop a risk assessment model and create an incident response system

Top Twenty Security Vulnerabilities - a Primer (.ppt file)
This presentation gives you a brief overview of the top 10 most critical security threats, and why they are successful. It also discusses what you can do to try and protect yourself from them.

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