(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.
UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.
For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.
Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.
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