Benjamin Anderson

Associate Professor of Practice, Information Systems and Cyber Security

Benjamin Anderson



Benjamin Anderson is an Associate Professor of Practice at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) teaching courses in cybersecurity and coaching the UTSA cybersecurity competition teams. Ben has coached teams participating in competitions including CCDC, CPTC, CyberForce, and Hack the Port.

Prior to arriving at UTSA in 2022, Ben was with Sandia National Laboratories for over 10 years as one of the assessment leads for the Information Design Assurance Red Team (IDART) and later the Cooperative Adversarial Security Assessments (CASA) group. During that time, he led dozens of assessments of various types and sizes, including design assurance analysis, penetration tests, and operational red teaming. These assessments were across a wide-range of environments including specialized embedded hardware, physical protection systems, web applications, industrial control systems, and global enterprise networks. He was also been an instructor for the Tracer FIRE (Forensic and Incident Response Exercise) program, and co-PI for Sandia’s Minority Serving Institution Partnership Program.

Research Interests

  • Cybersecurity
  • Advanced Red Teaming


  • M.S. Iowa State University
  • B.S. Iowa State University