(May 17, 2019) -- The Texas House of Representatives today introduced a resolution recognizing UTSA for its role as one of the nation’s leaders in cybersecurity education, research and training. House Resolution 1456 also recognized UTSA’s deep partnership with the Texas Department of Information Resources, the state agency responsible for ensuring the integrity, availability and confidentiality of the information assets of Texas government and public educational institutions.
UTSA is home to the No. 1 cybersecurity program in the nation, according to the Ponemon Institute, and has three Center of Academic Excellence designations—in information assurance/cyber defense education, information assurance research and cyber operations—from the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. San Antonio is among the nation’s largest cybersecurity hubs and home to the largest concentration of cybersecurity experts and industry leaders outside Washington, D.C., uniquely positioning the city and UTSA to lead the nation in cybersecurity research and workforce development together.
“Greater collaboration is needed to protect America’s national security infrastructure, however federal and state agencies need additional support to assist counties and communities in establishing viable programs,” said UTSA President Taylor Eighmy. “As a national hub for cybersecurity education and drawing on our experience working with local and state governments, San Antonio and UTSA are uniquely positioned to help the State of Texas address its cybersecurity needs through research, workforce development and preparedness initiatives.”
UTSA defends cyber space through an interdisciplinary approach that includes business, science, engineering, and liberal and fine arts. Five research centers and institutes advance the university’s work, which focuses on solving global security challenges in today’s increasingly technological world.
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Additionally, the university is home to the National Security Collaboration Center (NSCC), where government, university and industry partners to collaborate on scientific investigations and business enterprises. The NSCC includes research laboratories with state-of-the art hardware and software, a computational Innovation Factory and business incubator to develop prototypes and concepts for the public good, a visualization laboratory to translate big data into images for large-scale, high resolution digital walls, and a high-performance computing center to support the research and development of algorithms and systems for addressing computational and data-intensive problems.
Eighmy was present today as the cyber resolution was read on the House floor. He was accompanied by corporate partners of the NSCC including Jim Perschbach, president of Port San Antonio; Rich Valdez, chief technology officer of IP Secure; James Scott, Dell Federal Account Executive; and Joe Sanchez, executive director of CyberTexas and by Texas Representative Ina Minjarez and State Senator Jose Menendez.
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Celebrate UTSA’s 50th Anniversary and share social media posts about the 50th using the hashtag #UTSA50.
The NSA Codebreaker Challenge provides students with a hands-on opportunity to develop their reverse-engineering, low-level code analysis skills while working on a realistic problem set centered around the NSA’s mission. Developer Eric Bryant will present a Tech Talk and answer questions about the challenge. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Free pizza. Open to all.John Peace Library (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
UTSA's Office of Sustainability hosts a full day of activities to celebrate the opening of the Tito Bradshaw Bicycle Repair Shop. A ribbon-cutting at 6 p.m.will include President Eighmy, Mayor Nirenberg, Councilman Pelaez and Councilwoman Gonzales.Ximenes Ave. between Ximenes Ave. Lot and Brackenridge Ave. Lot 1, Main Campus
Annual symposium to highlight the importance of effective translation and interpreting in our global community.H-E-B Student Union Travis Room (HSU 2.202), Main Campus
The UTSA Institute for Law and Public Affairs and the Southwest Association of Prelaw Advisors will host the annual Law School Fair for students interested in attending law school. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from approximately 90 ABA approved law schools (including all law schools in Texas), and learn about admissions, financing, course offerings, student life, program reputation, with the opportunity to gain application fee waivers.H-E-B Student Union, Ballroom (HSU 1.104), Main Campus
This event will showcase the new Large-Scale Testing Laboratory, built to serve students and researchers in UTSA's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The Grand Opening will feature speakers, a live demonstration, and tours.Large Scale Testing Laboratory, Main Campus
To prepare, graduation candidates should attend to obtain important information about the ceremony and life after UTSA. At the event, they can order their ceremonial cap and gown and other Commencement-related items as well as win prizes and capture lasting memories with fellow Roadrunners at a selfie station. UTSA ID Card required; no reservation needed.Buena Vista Street Building, Meeting Assembly Room (BVB 1.338), Downtown Campus
To prepare, graduation candidates should attend to obtain important information about the ceremony and life after UTSA. At the event, they can order their ceremonial cap and gown and other Commencement-related items as well as win prizes and capture lasting memories with fellow Roadrunners at a selfie station. UTSA ID Card required; no reservation needed.H-E-B Student Union, Ballrooms (HSU 1.104 and 1.106), Main Campus
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