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UTSA Celebrates $10 Million Grant For Cyber-Security Advancements

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Virginia Alvino
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Texas Public Radio News

Researchers at The University of Texas at San Antonio are slated to receive more than $10 million to help the federal government establish cyber-security standards.

Dr. Gregory White is the Director for the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security at UTSA. He says his center was tasked with the job by the Department of Homeland Security. The group at UTSA will lead a team of other security companies to establish voluntary standards for information sharing.

UTSA officials say security advancements developing in San Antonio could have economic implications – attracting more businesses and jobs to the city.

UTSA is scheduled to receive the federal funding over the next five years.