Ryan Orren




Ryan D. Orren

Staff IT Auditor, Virginia Tech


Ryan D. Orren joined University Internal Audit as a Staff IT Auditor in July 2016He is currently pursuing his Master of Information Technology (MIT) degree at Virginia Tech and also holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from the Colorado State University System, with individual awards of completion in Network & Information Security Analysis and Information Systems Management & Architecture. Ryan is responsible for leading and completing IT-focused audits and providing support and technical guidance to investigative and non-IT audit staff.


In Ryan’s previous role as a Systems Administrator in the Division of Student Affairs here at Virginia Tech, he was primarily responsible for the secure and reliable operation of many of the division’s back-end technologies including roles as systems, server, network, and database administrator.  Additionally, he proposed, planned, and led several intensive projects.  Prior to that role, he was a systems engineer responsible for the implementation of cyber security solutions for clients in the highly-regulated energy sector, with strict security compliance requirements.


Ryan currently holds the Cisco CCNA Security and CompTIA Security+ certifications and will be working towards obtaining the CISA certification.  He is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and the Association of College and University Auditors.



Ryan’s areas of expertise are:

  • Information Security and IT Audit
  • Compliance and Regulation

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