(May 16, 2018) -- Texas state lawmakers are turning to UTSA for its expertise in cybersecurity. The newly created Texas House Select Committee on Cybersecurity is holding a public hearing at UTSA today at 1 p.m. in the Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02) on the UTSA Main Campus.
In House Bill 8, the Texas Cybersecurity Act, Speaker of the Texas House Joe Straus directed the committee to determine the state of cybersecurity at the local, state and federal levels including risks, incidents, preventative measures and advancements in detection. The committee has also been tasked with learning about cybersecurity education, curriculum, training, workforce and outreach to increase interest in technology career fields.
At today’s hearing, the committee will receive valuable information from some of the greatest experts in the industry about how Texas cities can best protect themselves from data breaches and security threats.
Gregory B. White, UTSA professor of computer science and the director of the UTSA Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security, will provide testimony on UTSA’s cybersecurity efforts. Other experts giving testimony include:
State Representative Ina Minjarez (District 124) serves on the committee and advocated for UTSA to host the hearing.
UTSA is home to the nation’s top cybersecurity program, an interdisciplinary approach that spans business, science, engineering, and liberal and fine arts. Four centers and institutes advance the university’s work, which focuses on solving global security challenges in today’s increasingly technological world.
Learn more about cybersecurity at UTSA.
Organized by faculty and staff from the College for Health, Community and Policy, the third Texas Latino Policy Symposium convenes academics, practitioners and activists from across the state to engage in discussions that examin the need of our Latino population and the impact of COVID-19 in Texas. The goal of this symposium is to formulate policy responses to propose to the Texas legislature that redress the disproportionate lasting impact the pandemic has had on Latino families.Virtual Event
This panel will discuss hispanic serving institutions and their role in serving students and their communities. Sandra Garza, PhD,, assistant professor and coordinator of the Mexican American Studies Program at Northwest Vista College; Paul J. Rodriguez, Ed.D., project director for PIVOT for Academic Success at UTSA; Erin E. Doran, Ed.D., assistant professor of higher education at Iowa State University; Andres Puente, sports marketing major at UTSA and Lilianna Saldaña, PhD., associate professor and program coordinator for the UTSA Mexican American Studies Program will be a part of the panel.Virtual Event
Join Excelencia in Education online for the national announcement of the 2020 Examples of Excelencia. Selected programs in colleges, universities and community-based organizations across the country will be recognized for their positive impact on Latino student success.Virtual Event
All students and employees are able to get their flu shot and other vaccines at the Main Campus from October 6 to 7 and at the Downtown Campus on October 8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information on the clinic and the influenza virus, visit the Roadrunner Return page.Denman Room (SU 2.01.28)
In this gathering hosted by the Office of Inclusive Excellence, attendees will discuss the potential role restorative justice has in anti-racism work. The event will also focus on how people of color persevere in hyper racialized white systems.Virtual Event
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