Decorative banner for Cyber 'Runners with image of old microphone, orange audio wave and buttons for rewind, play and skip forward.Welcome to the Cyber ‘Runners Podcast brought to you by the Department of Information Systems and Cyber Security in the Carlos Alvarez College of Business at the University of Texas at San Antonio. 

As a top research university, the goal of this podcast is to profile our cyber security research. We’ll also explore career opportunities for current and future students, young professionals and new alumni.

S1 E1 | Introducing Cyber Security at UTSA

Nicole L. Beebe, Ph.D., information systems and cyber security department chair, sits down with host Kim Ibarra to share how her career path led her to cyber security.

In this episode (36 minutes)

-Aspects of cyber security
-Digital forensics
-The cyber security program at UTSA - custom-curated content, real-world experts and hands-on training
-New Applied Cyber Analytics degree - first in the nation and the wave of the future by combining cyber security with data analytics
-UTSA rankings and research
-The benefits of understanding the business of cyber

S1 E2 | The History of Cyber Security at UTSA

Join us for a conversation with Glenn Dietrich, Ph.D., as he discusses the history of the Cyber Security program at UTSA. Learn about the many scholarship opportunities available for cyber security students and what the future holds for this growing domain.

In this episode (23 minutes)

- How the cyber security program at UTSA began
- UTSA recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense, Cyber Research, and Cyber Operations
- The importance of protecting our nation's Industrial Control Systems
- The pathway to earning a doctorate in cyber security
- Scholarship opportunities specifically for cyber security majors

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S1 E3 | A Non-traditional Path to Cyber Security

Join us for a conversation with Rita Mitra, DMA, MSCS, as she shares how her career transitioned from being a classical music performer into information systems and cyber security. Hear how an engaged faculty with a diversity of viewpoints is critical to the success of a program and how women are taking on a more proactive role in cyber security.

In this episode (33 minutes)

- How music is similar to computer programming
- Online programs at UTSA
- Open educational resources


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