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UTSA receives $1.6 million grant from UT System for information security initiatives

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(Nov. 13, 2012) -- The UTSA Office of Information Technology (OIT) recently received a $1.6 million grant from the UT System for information security initiatives and network infrastructure upgrades.

In November 2011, Deloitte and Touche conducted a security assessment of all UT System institutions and identified areas for improvement at each location. After receiving the results of the assessment, OIT determined that $1.6 million was needed to adequately improve network security at UTSA. The board of regents approved the grant request submitted by Anthony Espinoza, interim information security officer, and Dan Byrd, assistant director of communication infrastructure services, and the network infrastructure upgrades will begin this fall.

Most of the network upgrades will be done behind the scenes with no disruption to users. Combined with funding received for previous projects, the new grant puts OIT at $2.3 million of outside security funding year to date.

The security initiatives and network upgrade will make is a substantial difference in keeping the UTSA network safe and secure for the entire campus community.



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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