Chief Information Security Officer
Virginia Tech

Randy Marchany has been involved in the computer industry since 1972. He is currently the Virginia Tech Information Technology Security Officer and the Director of the Virginia Tech IT Security Lab.

He designed the curriculum for the US Cyber Challenge camps and is one of its founding members.

He is a co-author of the FBI/SANS Institute's "Top 10/20 Internet Security Vulnerabilities" document.

He is the co-author of the "Responding to Distributed Denial of Service Attacks" document that was prepared at the request of the White House in response to the DDOS attacks of 2000.

He is a coauthor of the Center for Internet Security's series of Security Benchmark documents for Solaris, AIX and Windows2000. He and Virginia Tech are original charter members of the CIS

He was a recipient of the 2016 Shirley Payne IT Security Advancement Award, the 2000 SANS Institute's Security Technology Leadership Award, the 2003 VA Governor's Technology Silver Award, the 2005 team award for EDUCAUSE Excellence in Information Technology Solutions.

He is a co-holder of 2 cybersecurity patents.

He is the recipient of the 1988 INDIE award for Best Album String Music Category (Independent version of the Grammy), nominated for an INDIE in 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1993.