Collegiate cyber defense competition where teams of 8 defend real-world networks
World's largest cyber defense competition cofounded with the Air Force to inspire students towards STEM careers
Individual or team network assessment and network defense competition where competitors vie for control of resources
Collegiate cyber defense competition where teams compete by securing provided virtual machines
Low- and no-cost professional training solutions through certification prep courses and cybersecurity awareness training.
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
In 2019, the Texas Legislature called for the creation of an ISAO to provide a forum for state agencies, local governments, public and private institutions of higher education, and the private sector to share information regarding cybersecurity threats, best practices and remediation strategies.
The CIAS represents UTSA’s contribution as one of the founding partners of the ISAO. The CIAS is responsible for assisting the TxISAO membership with education and awareness to promote preparation for, protection from and prevention of cyber threats and attacks.
As a member of the TxISAO, the CIAS provides monthly education updates to the TxISAO members through their monthly webinars and e-newsletters. Education articles on topics ranging from cybersecurity policies to conducting vulnerability assessments can also be accessed on CIASISAO.org.A deeper discussion into popular articles are also made available in one-hour webinars to CIAS-ISAO members.
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.