A Sensitive Data-Protection Strategy

Tuesday, April 19 | 12:00PM–1:00PM | Vashon, San Juan Level, Third Floor
Session Type: Professional Development
This talk will describe a sensitive data-protection strategy used at Virginia Tech. The strategy focuses on protecting the data rather than the device. We will describe the roles of the data owner (trustee), data steward, and data experts in determining access to sensitive data elements. Virginia Tech's sensitive data standard mandates that any file or database that contains social security, credit or bank card, passport, DMV, or debit card numbers be encrypted at rest or in transit. This talk will describe some of the techniques used to implement this strategy.

OUTCOMES: Learn about various encryption tools and how they can be used to protect sensitive data regardless of location * Review data breach notification laws * Incorporate elements into your own data-protection strategy


  • Randy Marchany

    University IT Security Officer, Virginia Tech

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