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Research-based cybersecurity courses aimed at helping individuals in states and communities nationwide to develop and improve their own cybersecurity programs
We customize training, host workshops, and conduct community-wide exercises to suit your organization’s individual needs
The Academia Involvement in Community Cybersecurity Conference will take place from February 28th until March 1st, 2023.
✔ Build awareness on how institutions of higher education can positively impact the cybersecurity of their communities.
✔ Network with 200 niche members of government, academia and industries.
While much has been accomplished toward the nation’s cybersecurity efforts, one area still lacking significantly in cybersecurity preparedness are the states, local governments, tribes and territories. The nation needs a grassroots effort to build national cybersecurity from the ground up, and this will require a “champion” and catalyst in each community across the nation. The best place to look for these champions is in institutions of higher education (IHE) in partnership with local K-12 school districts.
The Academia Involvement in Community Cybersecurity Conference will examine how IHE’s can have a significant impact on the communities they reside in, and what they can do to inspire a Culture of Cybersecurity throughout the community. This includes all sectors – government, industry, critical infrastructures, academia, non-profit organizations, and the citizens. These entities make up the “soft underbelly” of the nation and have increasingly been the target of cyber attacks.
The goal of the conference is to make IHEs and school districts aware of how they can impact the nation’s cybersecurity posture and workforce. IHEs and school districts will be presenting ideas on how they can impact their communities and the resources available to them. The goal is to spread this across the nation through the NSA/DHS Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) network, and that additional ideas and projects will be spawned from the conference that can be shared through the NCAE community to increase community cybersecurity.
Whether working in academia, industry, national, state or local government or simply interested in helping champion this effort within your community – you are invited to attend!
Thanks to our collaboration with the National Science Foundation (NSF), registration fees have been waived and a limited number of stipends have been made available. Registration is now full and new stipend requests are no longer being accepted. You may still register through the link above, but you will be added to a waitlist. If you have questions about a stipend request that has been submitted for consideration, please email email@example.com.
The Academia Involvement in Community Cybersecurity Conference will be hosted in the brand new San Pedro 1 Building near The University of Texas at San Antonio’s downtown campus.
The address: 506 Dolorosa Street, San Antonio, TX 78204
Paid parking lots, paid garages and metered street parking are available around the San Pedro 1 Building. Click here to see a map of the of the conference location (identified on the map as UTSA SDS/NSCC). Or see other downtown UTSA parking options.
While we do not endorse any hotels, the following hotels offer special UTSA Rates. See others nearby.
Hampton Inn & Suites San Antonio Downtown/Market Square
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506 Dolorosa St, San Antonio, TX 78204 Distance – 3 minutes drive; 8 minute walk
Single King $119, Double Queen $129, with CODE: UTS
Courtyard by Marriott San Antonio Downtown/Market Square
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Distance – 4 minutes drive; 9 minute walk
More than 10 = $105.00 UTSA rate
The CIAS was established at UTSA in June of 2001 as part of UTSA’s creation of a cybersecurity program. The CIAS delivers quality research, training, K-12 education, and competition and exercise programs to advance organizational and community cybersecurity capabilities and collaboration.