(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.
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