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UTSA College of Business Partners with Raytheon to Find Cyber Security Solutions

The Center for Research and Education in Information and Infrastructure Security (CERI2S) in The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Business has partnered with Raytheon Company to conduct innovative cyber security research.

“In partnership with Raytheon we look forward to producing innovative new solutions to some extremely challenging real-world cyber security problems,” said Dr. Fred Chang, the AT&T Distinguished Chair in Infrastructure Assurance and Security in the UTSA College of Business and director of CERI2S. “We are excited to have this opportunity to conduct research that we believe will be beneficial in helping to protect the nation’s digital infrastructure.”

The five-year research agreement between Raytheon and the UTSA College of Business will allow CERI2S faculty to work on complex issues in cybersecurity. Current research projects include malware analysis, digital forensic string search and cybersecurity investment decision-making.

“Helping our customers prevent and contain cybercrime is a major focus at Raytheon,” said Steven K. Hawkins, vice president of Information Security Solutions at the $25B defense technology company. “As a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research, UTSA provides some of our nation’s best cyber talent and innovation. We’re very proud to be partnered with them in this fight.”

CERI2S, which is interdisciplinary in nature, is charged with conducting high-impact research in information assurance and security and fostering student involvement in research activity in the College of Business. CERI²S has also signed a research and development agreement with the 688th Air Force Information Operations Wing at Lackland Air Force Base.

Raytheon Company, with 2010 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 89 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 72,000 people worldwide. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter at @raytheon.

UTSA’s College of Business offers a Ph.D. concentration in information technology, an infrastructure assurance concentration as part of the master of science in information technology, a MBA concentration in infrastructure assurance and a bachelor’s of business administration degree in infrastructure assurance. The National Security Agency designated UTSA as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research, one of only 47 programs in the country, and a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education, based on the coursework in the College of Business.

Nationally ranked and recognized, the UTSA College of Business is accredited by AACSB International and is one of the 40 largest business schools in the nation with 6,000 enrolled students.

Wendy Frost—

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