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

The Alliance was formed in response to the Governor’s 2002 charge to Virginia Higher Education to help the state meet cybersecurity goals outlined in the Commonwealth of Virginia IT Strategic Plan. It continues to be positioned to support strategic Commonwealth priorities, such as the SCHEV Commonwealth Research and Technology Strategic Plan, the Virginia Research Investment Committee, and Commonwealth Cyber Initiative by facilitating collaborative dialogue and efforts between the public higher education institutions.

The unique value of the VASCAN to Higher Education lies in the ability to share information in a trusted “non-disclosure” environment where participating schools can gain insights and valuable action items that inform their local information security programs.

Stay tuned for 2024 VASCAN information!

Email Hope Adams adamsh@vcu.edu for CPEs for the 2023 VASCAN Conference.