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Cyber security research at UTSA represents a truly multidisciplinary approach to problem solving.
The Institute for Cyber Security conducts broad-based, basic and applied scientific research in partnership with academia, government and industry. The institute’s researchers include faculty and students from UTSA’s colleges of Sciences, Engineering and Business. ICS was established with a competitive $3.5 million grant from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund.
UTSA’s newest cyber security research center, the Center for Education and Research in Information and Infrastructure Assurance and Security, specializes in digital forensics, information security management and strategy, applied network and information systems security, and the economics and psychology of information security.
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UTSA offers academic programs for students interested in pursuing careers in cyber security, whether their focus is computer programming and networking or applying technology to an organization’s needs.
The Department of Information Systems & Cyber Security offers a Ph.D. concentration in information technology, an infrastructure assurance concentration as part of the M.S. in information technology, an MBA concentration in infrastructure assurance and a B.B.A. in infrastructure assurance.
The Department of Computer Science offers B.S. and M.S. degrees in computer science with concentrations in computer and information security.
Additional related coursework is offered through the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering.


The Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security is UTSA’s oldest cyber security program, established in June 2001 after UTSA identified cyber security as a priority for the university and the city of San Antonio.
In 2003, the center led the first Dark Screen exercise, making San Antonio the first city in the nation to conduct a mock cyber terrorism exercise. CIAS now is recognized as a leader in cyber security testing and offers preparedness exercises and training to help governments and organizations across the U.S. prevent, detect and respond to large-scale cyber attacks.
CIAS also seeks to train the nation’s future cyber defenders through the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, the nation's largest cyber security competition for college students, and the CyberPatriot competition for high school students.

Cyber Security

Want to learn more about how various programs and scholars at UTSA work together to address the nation’s cyber security needs? Contact Greg White, associate professor of computer science and director of the Center for infrastructure Assurance and Security.


San Antonio
UTSA plays a pivotal role in the city’s growth as a leader in the cyber security industry. Learn how the university, military and businesses support San Antonio’s vision to be Cyber City, USA.


Cyber Security Events


Information Assurance Symposium
Aug. 27-30, 2012
Nashville, TN

Cyber Security News