DEVELOPMENTS & MILESTONES
Co-Founded the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (CIAS) at UTSA. Dr. Glenn Dietrich, selected as the first CIAS Executive Director.
NSA CAE Designation
Conceived the idea and initiated the application leading to the Designation of UTSA as an NSA Center Of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education. First university designated in Texas. Now designated in Cyber Research and Cyber Operations – few in the country have three designations.
Captured Startup CIAS Funding
Garnered initial funding – Air Force appropriations for CIAS ($2.5M) through the AF Research and Development funds in the FY2003 DoD Appropriations Bill to conduct research for the Air Intelligence Agency (now 16AF). Since, total amount UTSA has received is approximately $100M from DoD and DHS.
Dark Screen – Citywide Cyber Exercise
Conceived and Co-Lead Dark Screen Exercise – The nation’s first Metropolitan cybersecurity exercise held in San Antonio.
UT Regents Approve UTSA Info Assurance Degrees
Bachelor’s degree in Infrastructure Assurance. Master’s in Information Technology with a Concentration in Infrastructure Assurance. Since then UTSA has developed 10 related undergraduate and graduate degrees.
Cyber Innovation And Research Consortium (CIRC)
Founded the Cyber Innovation And Research Consortium (CIRC) with Our Lady of the Lake University, St. Mary’s University and UTSA as the first members. Today a dozen institutions are CIRC members.
First CyberPatriot Teams Fielded
Fielded Initial CyberPatriot Teams – Promoted CyberPatriot and assisted initial 24 teams
Creation Of St. Mary’s Cybersecurity Program
Initiated And Lead Development Of St. Mary’s University Cyber Program Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity and Certificate in Cybersecurity.
Internship Partnership – Booz|Allen|Hamilton
Created Federal Partners Group to Develop the NSCC
To effectively engage San Antonio federal entities, foundation member creates a TS/SCI, secure forum to define the roles and requirements of federal partners in NSCC.
Title Sponsor – Cyber Defender Card Competition
Most Teams In The Nation…Again!
Most CyberPatriot Teams Fielded (318) In The Nation For the third-year consecutive year, San Antonio fields most CyberPatriot teams in the nation
Developers Of Hands-On Cyber Exhibit
MathAlive! Exhibit Cyber Component Development Lead consultant to Evergreen Enterprises in their development of a cyber component to their exhibit to spark the imagination, to reveal not only math at work but the endless possibilities of math. Debut Honolulu, Hawaii – November 15, 2018 Canberra, Australia – Dec 1, 2018
CyberPlay – Primary School Cybersecurity Program
In concert with Northside ISD and the CIAS, CyberPlay is developed for elementary school children (4th & 5th Graders) using CIAS’ Cyber Threat Defender Card Game.
Brought Together AF Cyber Training with Cyber Threat Defender Card Game
Connects Keesler AFB Cyber Training Squadrons with CIAS’ Cyber Threat Defender (CTD) Card Game. Through actions, AF cyber undergraduate cyber trainees receive CTD cards for use as basic cyber instruction elements.
2019 CyberTexas Job Fair With Clearedjobs.Net
In collaboration with ClearedJobs.net CyberTexas hosts a hiring event for cleared and non-cleared cybersecurity professionals as well as college-level students in a cybersecurity degree program.
CTF Partners with Dan Teal and SAMSAT – Technological Artifacts for Museum