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Cyber Threat Defender

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Ben Shirani

October 11, 2018

The University of Texas at San Antonio Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (CIAS), held their first annual Cyber Threat Defender Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 6. The tournament was held in the UTSA Student Union Ballroom 1 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m and participants competed at a card game dev...

Degree versus certification

Anish Rao

March 7, 2018

It’s 10 a.m. on a Tuesday. You’re a talent recruiter for Best Buy corporate. You get a call to come into your boss’s office, immediately a million thoughts come into your brain. What could it be? What did I do wrong? Is this the end? Will I be fired? You hesitantly stroll into your boss’s offi...

Women in STEM

Women are pushing for greater involvement in the male dominated STEM field.

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Heather Montoya

December 6, 2017

Professionals working in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) believe there needs to be a greater push for recruiting women in their fields. According to Nicole L. Beebe, Melvin Lachman distinguished professor, associate professor in cybersecurity and director of The Cyber Center for Security...

UTSA hosts national cybersecurity competition

Students gain real world cybersecurity experience during competition.
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Jose Mireles

April 20, 2017

Last weekend, the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security at UTSA hosted the 2017 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NCCDC) at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.  There, the ten best collegiate cybersecurity teams came from around the U.S. to San Antonio to compete. The goa...

Cyber Threat Defender: Bringing Cyber security knowledge through nostalgia

Cyber Threat Defender: Bringing Cyber security knowledge through nostalgia

Raquel Simon Calderon

December 17, 2016

In today’s world of technological advances, our society has become dependent on tech devices to carry out daily routines. And it is now when we are at our most vulnerable to silent attacks. The idea of cyber security awareness—or a “culture of cybersecurity” as described by Larry Sjelin, Direc...

UTSA introduces cybersecurity grants for veterans

UTSA has been nationally ranked “number 1” among cybersecurity schools. Ethan Pham, The Paisano

Ben Shirani

November 16, 2016

In late September, the Department of Homeland Security awarded UTSA a $3 million grant as a member of the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium (NCPC) to “develop and deliver” cybersecurity training. The NCPC consists of teams from five schools, including the Center for Information Assur...

UTSA selected to set national standards in cyber security

September 22, 2015

Fabian DeSoto, Paisano UTSA is already well known as a powerhouse in cyber security education and research. Now, the university has yet another reason to be recognized. The Department of Homeland Security has selected a UTSA led team to receive a grant in order to develop standards and ...