UT System Cyber and Cloud Security Initiative

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Organization profile

About the UT System Cyber and Cloud Security Initiative

The University of Texas System, in support of its member institutions, is pursuing a strategic initiative focusing on the future needs of cybersecurity organizations and workforce. The initiative is a convergence of core competencies and capabilities across the UT System's member institutions to build an ecosystem integrating areas of education and training, industry outreach, research, applied technologies, and academic activities mapped to specific economic and educational needs of Texas (public and private sectors). This initiative will be a sustainable, competitive, and transformative force with national and global impact.


Cyber and Cloud Security at UT Austin

The University of Texas at Austin is committed to supporting cybersecurity and identity management education and research.   

  • The Department of Computer Science boasts degree programs dedicated to cybersecurity, as well as National Security Agency (NSA) and National Science Foundation (NSF) recognized programs and faculty focused on cybersecurity education. The CS Department offers a Bachelor’s degree program for students to concentrate in cybersecurity. Students who successfully meet the degree requirements can earn a certificate in Information Security. In 2013, UT Austin secured a three-year renewable grant from the NSF to provide scholarships to 22 students pursuing the Information Security certification.
  • Recently, a certificate program was expanded with two new classes: Real-World Information Security and a Capstone Class on Cybersecurity. Both are taught by UT Austin’s Chief Information Security Officer.
  • UT Austin is recognized by the NSA as a national Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research (CAE-R). This designation was issued by the NSA’s National Information Assurance Education and Training Program (NIETP) for the academic years 2013-15.
  • The CS Department includes the Center for Information Assurance and Security.
  • The mission of the Center for Identity is to deliver the highest-quality discoveries, applications, education, and outreach for excellence in identity management, privacy, and security. The Center also partners with the UT Austin School of Information to offer a Master of Science in Identity Management and Security.
  • UT Austin boasts a number of active CS Student organizations including the Information and Systems Security Society (ISSS), to coordinate student initiatives related to cybersecurity. The students compete in national competitions, such as the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition and Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW). 

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Research Output 1984 2017

Ethical implications of computational modeling

Fleischmann, K. R. & Wallace, W. A. 2017 In : Bridge. 47, 1, p. 45-51 7 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

From Pathfinder to LibGuide: Teaching Sources through an Instruction Companion

Roy, L. & Morrison, A. J. Jan 2 2017 In : Reference Librarian. 58, 1, p. 84-90 7 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewComment/debate


Geographies of media and communication I: Metaphysics of encounter

Adams, P. C. Jun 1 2017 In : Progress in Human Geography. 41, 3, p. 365-374 10 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle