(Sept. 4, 2015) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has selected a team led by The University of Texas at San Antonio as its Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations (ISAO) Standards Organization, responsible for developing cybersecurity information sharing standards and collaboration between the private sector and government. The other members of the team are the Logistics Management Institute (LMI) and the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC).
ISAOs are considered integral to national efforts to promote secure, rapid and widespread information sharing that helps organizations detect and block increasingly sophisticated cybersecurity threats.
“The ISAO standards developed by The University of Texas at San Antonio team will reflect the most effective and innovative ideas from the public and private sectors,” said Andy Ozment, assistant secretary, Cybersecurity and Communications.”
UTSA’s ISAO efforts will be led by Greg White, director of the UTSA Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security and professor of computer science, with a $2 million annual grant that could be renewed for a total of five years.
“This is an incredible win for UTSA,” White said. “This is the single organization in the nation that will be creating the national standards for sharing and analyzing information in cybersecurity as directed by the White House.”
President Obama issued an executive order in February to develop standards for the creation of and collaboration with ISAOs. The UTSA research team is tasked with working with the private sector and federal agencies to develop those guidelines for sharing and collaboration.
“Through a public, open-ended engagement with business communities, civil society groups, and other stakeholders, The University of Texas at San Antonio team will develop transparent best practices that align with the needs of all industry groups,” said Ozment.
The UTSA-led team was awarded the grant following a competitive selection process. The university is already recognized as the nation’s leader in cybersecurity education and research. The university’s cybersecurity initiatives are housed within the College of Business, the College of Engineering, and the College of Sciences. UTSA is a nationally recognized Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense.
Learn about cybersecurity at UTSA here.
The Spring Research Conference offers graduate and undergraduate students pursuing majors in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts the opportunity to present their original work in a forum of interested and critically engaged minds that is at the same time welcoming and inclusive.
Various locations, Main Campus
Mimi Marziani, executive director of the Texas Civil Rights Project, will speak about civil rights advocacy, political campaigns, election law and nonprofit management.
SAWS Headquarters, 2800 U.S. Highway 281 North, San Antonio
Join the Center for Military Families for a panel on Politics in the Service of Military Families, featuring Cedric Leighton, David Splitter, Steve Huerta, and the Office of Congressman Henry Cuellar. The event is free and open to the public.
Buena Vista Street Building, Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
UTSA Dance classes will take the stage and share their talents and passion for dance! Come support our growing dance program! $10 admission
Buena Vista Street Building Theater (BVB 1.326), Downtown Campus
This panel presentation will look at the history of the YWCA and the impact the organization has had on women in the San Antonio community.
McKinney Humanities Building (MH 2.02.10), Main Campus
The Demography Lecture Series continues with Dr. Barbara Bird of American University. Her topic focuses on Insights Into a Hard to Find Population: Latino Entrepreneurs in Metro Washington, D.C. Event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the pay stall spaces of the Monterrey surface lot.
Monterrey Building (MNT 3.240), Downtown Campus
This video tells the story of four Latina lesbians who fought for exoneration after being wrongfully convicted of sexually assaulting two girls during the Satanic Panic witch-hunt era of the 1980s and 1990s.
North Paseo Building (NPB 1.114), Main Campus
Tejana/Indígena author Ire'ne Lara Ailva will read from her latest work and discuss her approach to reimagining Tejan@ myths.
Main Building (MB 2.404), Main Campus
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