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Researchers to share innovations at Think Science and Discovery Day

This weekend, the San Antonio community will get an up-close and hands-on look at some of the innovative research underway at UTSA at Think Science and Discovery Day. Presented by Texas Public Radio, the interactive exhibit will showcase some of the exciting scientific work and discoveries happening in San Antonio, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 10 in the Feik Family Rotunda at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Digital Defense, Inc. and UTSA Partnership Facilitates Cybersecurity Career Readiness

Reprinted from Cision PR Web article

Digital Defense, Inc. and The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Department of Computer Science jointly announced today a partnership that will provide students and faculty with access to an award-winning cloud-based information security platform to further enrich the students’ cybersecurity education.

UTSA Researchers Launch Secure Cloud User Environment

Reprinted from Government Computer News

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has launched a secure, open source user computer environment for the Amazon Web Services cloud. The Galahad technology, named after the Arthurian knight who found the Holy Grail, uses role-based isolation, real-time sensors and maneuverability techniques to protect users running desktop applications running in an AWS cloud.

Army Researchers Develop Metrics for Cyber Defenders' Agility

Reprinted from Federal Computer Week

Army researchers have developed a cyber agility framework – a new way to train defensive cyber operators to thwart attackers.

As with a set of rules or an algorithm, application of the framework can help organizations better understand the effectiveness of their cybersecurity efforts. It also serves as a foundation for developing software.

UTSA develops first cyber agility framework to measure network protection over time

Reprinted from UTSA Today

(June 7, 2019) –- For more than a year, GozNym, a gang of five Russian cyber criminals, stole login credentials and emptied bank accounts from unaware Americans. To detect and quickly respond to escalating cyber-attacks like these, researchers at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) have developed the first framework to score the agility of cyber attackers and defenders. The cyber agility project was funded by the Army Research Office.

UTSA Computer Science Welcomes New Chair Dr. Sushil Prasad

The UTSA Department of Computer Science will be welcoming a new addition to the department this Fall 2019 semester. Dr, Sushil Prasad, currently a Professor of Computer Science at Georgia State University (GSU) and Program Director for the Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure CISE at the National Science Foundation, will join UTSA as its new Department Chair for the Computer Science programs.