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UTSA Receives $3 Million From Homeland Security For Cybersecurity Training Courses

UTSA’s Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security has received $3 million from the Department of Homeland Security.  The money will be used to support cybersecurity training courses to oppose new and emerging cyber threats. 

Gregory White, the director of CIAS, says UTSA will be working on information sharing.

"If someone for whatever reason has decided to attack the city of San Antonio—they’ve got a grudge against us for some reason.  And we’ve seen this a lot in the last year especially. We’ve seen a lot of communities that have had their community sites broken into. When something like that happens in the community, if people are willing to share and let each other know what’s going on, then they can all better protect their systems," White says.

White says the information sharing begins within the community and then ultimately spreads throughout the state until a network is established.