Security Laboratories and Facilities
Advanced Laboratory for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (ALIAS)
ALIAS provides necessary resources to support a broad spectrum of security-centric activities within the College of Business. ALIAS' secure server area supports faculty research in network intrusion detection, development of forensic search algorithms, security modeling with genetic algorithms and other areas.
Additionally, the lab also includes two state-of-the-art technology classroom areas that support student coursework in digital forensics, network and telecommunications security, secure operating system development, secure code development and biometrics.
Laboratory for Advanced Information Security Education and Research (LAISER)
LAISER provides researchers with a carefully controlled and highly-secure environment in which to study cybersecurity phenomenon. It will be used by researchers in the fields of information assurance, networking and cloud computing. The lab will also be used for educational purposes.
LAISER will consist of two components: a UTSA CyberRange and a behavioral lab.
The UTSA CyberRange will provide researchers with a large scale, self-contained, rapidly reconfigurable platform for the study of advanced information assurance issues. The testbed leverages specialized emulation software to create a platform capable of providing low-cost, simultaneous configuration of multiple isolated experiments. The platform's control software handles complex infrastructure and systems management issues thus freeing researchers to concentrate on crafting solutions to the "hard problems" of security.
The behavioral lab will be used to research social science issues in cybersecurity such as password memorability, decision making under uncertainty and economic incentives.