UTSA’s Carlos Alvarez College of Business is one of the leading institutions in the field of cyber security education. Students can study cyber security and information systems in our award-winning programs at the undergraduate, graduate or doctoral level. Or, our fully-online B.B.A. in Cyber Security allows students across the United States access to our top-ranked undergraduate degree program.

UTSA has been designated as a Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security in the areas of CAE-Education, CAE-Operations and CAE-Research and is one of only 10 institutions in the nation to achieve all three designations.

Our program assists in meeting the national demand for information security professionals trained to defend America’s cyberspace.

From faculty to facilities and hands-on training, UTSA is the place to be for cyber security and information systems education. The college offers personalized training for students as they study biometrics, data mining, database management, intrusion detection and cyber forensics in our state-of-the-art laboratories.

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Main Campus, North Paseo Building (NPB), 3.110
Monday thru Friday | 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
210-458-6300

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Contact

Charles Liu, Ph.D.

Interim Department Chair in Information Systems and Cyber Security, Professor

Information Systems and Cyber Security

charles.liu@utsa.edu

2,457

Majors

40%

First Gen

150+

Courses Offered

Downtown San Antonio

Engage in Hands-on Learning

Students have a wide range of opportunities available to them for hands-on learning. Participating in a cyber competition team, joining a student organization or finding an internship are just a few ways you'll be able to engage in hands-on learning.

Information Systems and Cyber Security Faculty

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Stanley Adjabeng, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Information Systems and Cyber Security

Benjamin Anderson

Benjamin Anderson

Associate Professor of Practice, Information Systems and Cyber Security

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Michelle Atchison, Ph.D.

Adjoint Professor, Information Systems and Cyber Security

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Eric Bachura, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Information Systems and Cyber Security

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Peter Beaudette

Lecturer, Information Systems and Cyber Security

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Nicole Beebe, Ph.D.

Melvin Lachman Endowed Chair, Professor, Information Systems and Cyber Security

Brent Bloodworth

Brent Bloodworth, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Practice, Information Systems and Cyber Security

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Maria Vicente Bonto-Kane, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Practice, Information Systems and Cyber Security

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Glenn Brown, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor of Practice, Information Systems and Cyber Security

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Ian Burres

Associate Professor of Practice , Information Systems and Cyber Security

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Marc Carns, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Information Systems and Cyber Security

Robert Castaneda

Robert Castaneda, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Practice, Information Systems and Cyber Security

Raymond Choo

Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, Ph.D.

Professor & Cloud Technology Endowed Professorship, Assistant Department Chair, Information Systems and Cyber Security

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Angelica Collazo, CISSP, GSLC

Assistant Professor of Practice, Information Systems and Cyber Security

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Mark Cunningham, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Information Systems and Cyber Security

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Terri Davis

Assistant Professor of Practice, Information Systems and Cyber Security

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Tom DeSot

Lecturer, Information Systems and Cyber Security

Glenn Dietrich

Glenn Dietrich, Ph.D. CISSP

Professor, Information Systems and Cyber Security

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Thomas Ervin

Assistant Professor of Practice, Information Systems and Cyber Security

Jimmie Flores

Jimmie Flores, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Practice, Information Systems and Cyber Security

Enrique Garcia

Enrique Garcia

Lecturer, Information Systems and Cyber Security

Yasmin Gulzar, Ed.D

Yasmin Gulzar, Ed.D

Assistant Professor of Practice, Information Systems and Cyber Security

Richard Guo

Yuanxiong (Richard) Guo, Ph.D.

Cloud Technology Endowed Fellow, Associate Professor, Information Systems and Cyber Security

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Chelsea Hicks, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Information Systems and Cyber Security

Melanie Huffman

Melanie Huffman

Lecturer, Information Systems and Cyber Security

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Darniet Jennings, Ph.D.

Adjoint Associate Professor, Information Systems and Cyber Security

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Dan Karam

Assistant Professor of Practice, Information Systems and Cyber Security

Robert Kaufman

Robert Kaufman

Professor of Practice, Information Systems and Cyber Security

Max Kilger, Ph.D.

Max Kilger, Ph.D.

Professor of Practice , Management Science and Statistics

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Charles Liu, Ph.D.

Interim Department Chair in Information Systems and Cyber Security, Professor, Information Systems and Cyber Security

Rebecca Lively

Rebecca Lively, J.D.

Lecturer, Information Systems and Cyber Security

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Michael MacLeod, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Information Systems and Cyber Security

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Kevin Martin

Lecturer, Information Systems and Cyber Security

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Patrick McCall

Lecturer, Information Systems and Cyber Security

William McCulley

William McCulley

Lecturer, Information Systems and Cyber Security

Philip Menard

Philip Menard, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Ph.D. Advisor, Information Systems and Cyber Security

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Jose Mireles

Lecturer, Information Systems and Cyber Security

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Rita Mitra, DMA, MSCS

Professor of Practice, Information Systems and Cyber Security

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Juan Munoz

Lecturer, Information Systems and Cyber Security

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David Neuman

Lecturer, Information Systems and Cyber Security

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John Newsom

Assistant Professor of Practice, Information Systems and Cyber Security

Edward Olszanowski

Edward Olszanowski

Lecturer, Information Systems and Cyber Security

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Hilal Pataci Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Information Systems and Cyber Security

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Mila Paul, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Practice, Information Systems and Cyber Security

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Robbie Pearce

Lecturer, Information Systems and Cyber Security

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Andrew Perkes

Lecturer, Information Systems and Cyber Security

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William Pugh, Dr.B.A.

Associate Professor of Practice, Information Systems and Cyber Security

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Paul Rad, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Information Systems and Cyber Security

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H. Raghav Rao, Ph.D

AT&T Distinguished Chair in Infrastructure Assurance and Security, Information Systems and Cyber Security

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Anthony Rios, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Information Systems and Cyber Security

Andres Romero-Sanchez

Andres Romero-Sanchez, MSc., PMP

Assistant Professor, Information Systems and Cyber Security

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Yvette Sands, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor, Information Systems and Cyber Security

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James Santiago, D.B.A

Lecturer, Information Systems and Cyber Security

Michael Saylor

Michael Saylor

Lecturer, Information Systems and Cyber Security

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Christopher Sellards, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Information Systems and Cyber Security

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Linda Shepherd

Associate Professor of Practice, Information Systems and Cyber Security

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Natalie Sjelin

Lecturer, Information Systems and Cyber Security

Jacob Stauffer

Jacob Stauffer

Lecturer, Information Systems and Cyber Security

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David Teneyuca, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Practice, Information Systems and Cyber Security

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Rohit Valecha, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Cloud Technology Endowed Fellowship, Information Systems and Cyber Security

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Marco Villarreal, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Carlos Alvarez Faculty Fellow, Information Systems and Cyber Security

Nishant Vishwamitra, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in Information Systems and Cyber Security, Information Systems and Cyber Security

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Kevin Weston

Lecturer, Information Systems and Cyber Security

Karen Williams

Karen L. Williams, Ph.D.

Assistant Department Chair, Professor of Practice, Information Systems and Cyber Security

Eric Wooldridge

Eric Wooldridge, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Information Systems and Cyber Security

Gianluca Zanella

Gianluca Zanella, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Practice, Information Systems and Cyber Security

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Xiaolu Zhang, Ph.D.

Professor of Practice, Information Systems and Cyber Security

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Hongyi Zhu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Information Systems and Cyber Security

Daniel Zucker

Daniel Zucker

Lecturer, Information Systems and Cyber Security

Shawn Zumwalt

Shawn Zumwalt

Lecturer, Information Systems and Cyber Security

Latest Information Systems and Cyber Security News

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Cyber security lab

November 2, 2023

College's Cyber Enrollment Growing to Meet Industry Demands

Published by Alvarez College of Business

With a cyber security threat occurring every 39 seconds and costing more than $6.9 million in fraud annually according to the FBI, the need for professionals trained to thwart these attacks is critical. The Carlos Alvarez College of Business at UTSA is helping fight this danger through its nationally recognized cyber security programs.

Eric Bachura, Assistant Professor in Information Systems and Cyber Security

November 2, 2023

Eric Bachura Uses Data to Pursue Research that He Loves

Published by Alvarez College of Business

Growing up in rural Kansas, Eric Bachura, Ph.D. ’20, assistant professor of information systems and cyber security in the Carlos Alvarez College of Business, is a Renaissance man, a scholar and adventurist.

October 13, 2023

Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Emily Herrera

Published by Alvarez College of Business

UTSA is proud to be a federally-designated Hispanic Serving Institution. Our foundation underpins our commitment to positioning Hispanic students, staff and faculty for growth, leadership and success. This month, we celebrate the Hispanic Heritage of the students and faculty roaming the halls of the Carlos Alvarez College of Business.