The University of Texas at San Antonio cyber security program has been ranked the best in the nation, according to a national survey of certified information technology security professionals. The Ponemon Institute conducted the survey for Hewlett-Packard.  [Learn More]

Who We Are

The Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (CIAS) is developing the world's foremost center for multidisciplinary education and development of operational capabilities in the areas of infrastructure assurance and security. The CIAS is a part of the The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).

Our vision is to become the leader in the advancement of state and community cyber security capabilities and collaboration. The CIAS has successfully integrated efforts from academia, government, and private industry. The result has been a dynamic team dedicated to infrastructure assurance, research, and education.

Our Approach

The work of the CIAS is centered around the Community Cyber Security Maturity Model (CCSMM), created by the Center to assist states and communities with the development of viable and sustainable cyber security programs. The CCSMM provides a method to describe the current maturity of a state's or community's cyber security program and a roadmap to improve the maturity of a program. The model has been introduced and is being implemented in states and communities around the country.

What We Do

The CIAS delivers high-quality, high-impact cyber security events ranging from one-hour lectures to multi-day cyber security training classes, exercises and competitions.

Cyber Security Exercise & Training Programs

Communities and states all across the nation have participated in exercises, seminars, and associated workshops designed and facilitated by the CIAS. Whether at your location or in San Antonio, our skilled training staff provides an interactive way to learn. [Learn More]

Cyber Defense Competitions

The CIAS conducts a variety of competitions developed specifically for industry professionals, college students and high school students. Competitions provide an excellent venue to exercise existing skills or develop new ones and provide practical, hands-on experience that goes beyond traditional lab and classroom instruction. [Learn More]