(March 6, 2014) -- The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) has named UTSA Associate Professor Greg White and Senior Information Security Analyst Chip Meadows among its newest class of Distinguished Fellows. White and Meadows were among seven people nationwide to receive the honor, presented recently at a reception in San Francisco.
White entered the U.S. Air Force in 1980, retiring in 2010 as a colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He joined UTSA as the technical director of the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (CIAS) in 2001 and became the director in 2005. The CIAS offers cyber security preparedness exercises and training to educate U.S. governments and organizations.
It also founded and organizes the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, which has grown to become the nation's largest collegiate cyber security challenge. White has served as a faculty member in both UTSA information systems and computer science departments. He is currently an associate professor of computer science.
In the UTSA Office of Information Security, Meadows leads the team that is responsible for securing the perimeter of UTSA networks. He has more than 25 combined years in the information technology security, audit and compliance, and information technology spaces and has served in the financial services, academic, military, medical and retail sectors.
He is a sought-after speaker and has presented at numerous local, national and international conferences as well as various certification preparatory workshops. He is a past president of the Alamo ISSA chapter and the San Antonio chapter of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.
ISSA is an international community of cyber security professionals dedicated to advancing managing technology risk, protecting critical information and infrastructure, and promoting professional growth. Twice each year, it recognizes a class of Fellows and a class of Distinguished Fellows for their efforts in advancing the professionalism, stature and influence of information security professionals. Distinguished Fellows must have 12 or more years of ISSA membership to their credit including significant time as ISSA association leaders and 10 years of documented exceptional service to the security community.
Just a week ago, UTSA was named the top university in the nation for its cyber security programs, according to a survey conducted by the Ponemon Institute for Hewlett-Packard.
Additionally, UTSA is a recognized leader in infrastructure assurance and security by the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
The UTSA Women’s Studies Institute and Women’s Studies Program will feature film screenings, provide lectures and book readings that promote diversity and focus on achieving social justice and women’s empowerment.
Various locations, Main, Downtown and Hemisfair Campuses
The exhibition is a juried competition featuring recent work by UTSA undergraduate and graduate students. The selected works represent the full range of materials, methods, and techniques, ranging from traditional processes to contemporary digital photography and video.
Arts Building Main Art Gallery (ART 2.03.04), Main Campus
UTSA and the San Antonio Express-News will jointly host a town hall meeting where panelists will discuss various aspects of the broad topic of school funding in Texas. It's free and open to the public.
Buena Vista Street Building Theater (BVB 1.326), Downtown Campus
Annual memorial event honoring members of the UTSA community who passed away in the previous year.
Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02,) Main Campus
Amin Qutub, UTSA associate professor of biomedical engineering, will introduce the latest advances in science and technology illustrating how daily behaviors influence the ability of our brain cells to repair and regenerate, enabling a future that optimizes brain health.
McNay Art Museum, 6000 N. New Braunfels, San Antonio
UTSA faculty and staff are encouraged to share thoughts, experiences and ideas on inclusive excellence at UTSA.
Student Union Anaqua Room (SU 2.03.08), Main Campus
March Into Your Major is an event for students who are unsure of their major, have chosen a major but are not sure it’s the right fit for them or students who are confident of their choice of major but are unsure of what careers they can actually pursue with their major.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
As part of UTSA's 50th Anniversary celebration, Fred Schneider, computer science professor at Cornell University, will speak on Impediments to Incentivizing Cyber-security Investment." The lecture is free and open to the public.
Biosciences Building Loeffler Room (BSB 3.03.22), Main Campus
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