Brian J. Daniels, associate director for information technology audits at the University of Virginia, has been named associate director of internal audit at Virginia Tech. 

He will assume his new responsibilities May 2.

In his new position, Daniels will be responsible for providing management direction in planning all risk-based, compliance and information technology audits. He will supervise a team of auditors, review the evaluation of internal controls and resulting recommendations, and be a proactive partner with colleagues across the university.

Daniels has worked in higher education and government audit for eight years, working from both the external and the internal perspectives. In his most recent position at the University of Virginia, he managed the day to day operations of information technology audits at the university, the UVA Health System, and the University of Virginia’s College at Wise. Audits focused on security and operations as well as fraud, waste, and abuse cases. 

Previously he was an information systems security auditor for the Auditor of Public Accounts for the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

Daniels is a member of several industry organizations including the Institute of Internal Auditors, and the Information Systems Audit and Control Organization (ISACA), where he was published in the internationally subscribed ISACA Journal in 2010. He has been an invited speaker at state and national-level conferences in the areas of auditing and information security. 

He received his bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech, and holds a master’s degree from James Madison University. He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor and Certified Forensics Analyst.

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.