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Graduate Chris Parafinczuk Strives to Protect Nation’s Infrastructure


Cyberattacks are a frequent threat to individuals and corporations. Almost everything that takes place connects to the Internet in some way. To ensure that people are able to safely connect and do business online, UTSA is preparing the next generation of cyber security professionals. Chris Parafinczuk enrolled at UTSA to learn how to develop secure… Read more »

College Launches Innovative Degree in Applied Cyber Analytics


Continuing to excel in all things cyber, the UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business will offer a new B.S. in Applied Cyber Analytics degree in fall 2022. One of only a few cyber analytics degrees in the nation and the only program of its kind in Texas, this innovative degree will allow students to receive… Read more »

UTSA Cyber Range Hosting Open House Nov. 9-10


The Cyber Range at the UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business is hosting an open house from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 9-10 to showcase their world class, interactive cybersecurity training facility. Simulating real world cyber-attack scenarios, the range provides individuals and companies with hands-on training in a safe and secure environment. “Given the nationwide shortage… Read more »

Roadrunner Spotlight: Harrison Louis


Cyber security major Harrison Louis values the practical experience that he has gained from lab work in his classes as well as his professional experience with Advanced Micro Devices.  Taking classroom concepts and implementing those skills in real-life projects is instrumental in his learning. Harrison encourages students to follow their passions by committing fully to their… Read more »

Business Researcher Receives $500,000 NSF Grant to Study Ransomware


UTSA will receive new funding to support its efforts to fight cyberattacks. The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a $500,000 grant to the Cyber Center for Security and Analytics, an academic center within the Carlos Alvarez College of Business. The money will go toward developing data-driven methods and algorithms to make cyberinfrastructure more resilient against… Read more »

Roadrunner Spotlight: Sophia Irizarry


As someone who was previously homeschooled, Sophia Irizarry is looking forward to being able to experience campus life next fall.  A cadet in UTSA’s Air Force ROTC, she is a cyber security major who hopes to work for the Air Force’s Office of Special Investigations when she graduates. Favorite class My favorite class is Programming… Read more »

Roadrunner Spotlight: Micaela Biggs


Micaela Biggs is a senior majoring in cyber security. A native of Anson, Texas she is currently interning with Digital Defense. Biggs has learned the value of obtaining certifications as well as the need to continue to learn new technological skills in order to be successful post-graduation. She is the co-president of the Hunger and… Read more »

Roadrunner Spotlight: Cyber Security Major Brandon Taylor Bonnell


Making the 3,600 mile trip from his hometown in Honolulu, Brandon Taylor Bonnell chose to study at the UTSA College of Business because of its top-ranked cyber security program. Finishing his last semester in the program this spring, Bonnell’s adventure was a smart one. He’ll graduate with three completed internships, participated in multiple cyber security… Read more »

Graduate Turquoise Richardson Excels in Digital Forensics


Leaving home for the first time at 27, UTSA business student Turquoise Richardson traveled to Washington, D.C. this fall in the midst of the pandemic to intern with NASA’s Office of Inspector General as a technical investigator. “My internship was on the verge of being cancelled, but they fought for me,” said Richardson, a senior… Read more »

College of Business Receives $400,000 Grant from Raytheon Technologies


Researchers at The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Business Cyber Center for Security and Analytics have partnered with Raytheon Intelligence & Space to study the use of artificial intelligence to detect malicious attacks. The project, funded by a $447,000 grant from Raytheon Intelligence & Space, is being led by Nicole Beebe, professor… Read more »

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