UTSA is one of 14 institutions of The University of Texas System (UT System), the largest university system in Texas. With a global impact focusing on higher education, research and health care, UT System has a total enrollment of over 236,000 students and employs more than 105,000 faculty and staff. The UT System’s $24B endowment is the largest of any public university system in the U.S. As of 2018, Reuters ranks the UT System among the top 10 most innovative academic institutions in the world, accounting for 70% of federal R&D funding ($2.9B) in the state of Texas.

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is home to the nation’s top cybersecurity program, an interdisciplinary approach that spans three colleges: the College of BusinessCollege of Engineering and College of Sciences, and has attracted world-class faculty and a reputation as the undisputed leader in cybersecurity education.

With three cyber-focused research centers – the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security, the Institute for Cyber Security and the Cyber Center for Security and Analytics – and with close cross-collaborations with the Open Cloud Institute (OCI) and the Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute (TSERI), research conducted on campus aims to address global security challenges encountered by individuals, industry, government and the military. The university’s research specialties include information security management and strategy, applied network and information systems security, government and industry cyber preparedness, and secure software and hardware design and engineering.

Given the need for greater collaboration to protect the country’s national security infrastructure, UTSA’s new National Security Collaboration Center (NSCC) is creating a powerful ecosystem to engage government, industry and academia to tackle the nation’s greatest cybersecurity threats. Co-located with UTSA’s School of Data Science and adjacent to a new home for the university’s College of Business, the new facility—located in the heart of downtown San Antonio—will fuel synergies with federal agencies and San Antonio’s Tech Corridor. Construction of the new facility is expected to begin in 2020, with an anticipated opening in 2021.

In the meanwhile, the NSCC is already up and running in a bridge facility on the university’s Main Campus with embedded partners IPSecure, CACI/LGS Innovations, CNF Technologies, Dell Technologies, Raytheon, Army Research Laboratory (ARL), the National Security Agency (NSA), 24th Air Forces Cyber, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (Cryptologic and Cyber Systems Division), Air Force Chief Data Science Office, 25th Air Force, Texas Department of Information Resources, US Secret Service, Sandia National Laboratories and Idaho National Laboratory. Nearly 40 partners have signed on to co-locate within the NSCC once the new facility opens.

Rankings

One of the top six young universities in the nation Times Higher Education
No. 1 cybersecurity program in the nation Ponemon Institute/Hewlett-Packard
Graduate programs ranked No. 2 in the nation Universities.com
3 National Center of Academic Excellence designations in:
Cyber Defense (Education and Research)
Cyber Operations
National Security Agency / Department of Homeland Security
Member of the Intelligence Community Centers of Academic Excellence Defense Intelligence Agency