San Antonio, Texas offers education and academic fun and challenge for all technology and cyber security students.
The Cyber Innovation and Research Consortium
The Cyber Innovation and Research Consortium (CIRC), formed in 2007, links San Antonio area academic institutions and their respective departments focused on Cyber and Cyber Security. The CIRC works closely with government, industry, workforce, and economic development initiatives to form a robust public-private partnership.
Cyber Innovation and Research Consortium members include:
- Institute for Cyber Security (ICS)
- Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (CIAS)
- Center for Education and Research in Information and Infrastructure Security (CERI2S)
- Center for Information Assurance Management and Leadership (CIAML)
- San Antonio College
- Northwest Vista College
- St. Phillip’s College
- Palo Alto College
- Northeast Lakeview College
Today, colleges and universities in the consortium offer over fifty (50) cyber-related degree programs while working to extend the human talent network to encompass the entire workforce and Pre K-to-Ph.D. (P-20) system.
Members of the CIRC founded the Information Technology and Security Academy (ITSA), a dual-credit high school program in partnership with the Alamo Colleges. The CIRC continues to support the ITSA through aligning summer intern positions and mentoring of its students. They assist other local high school programs at Holmes High School, Southwest High School and Roosevelt High School’s Engineering and Technologies Academy.
CIRC members manage and participate in current national cyber talent initiatives include UTSA’s Cyber Patriot for high schools and the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition for community colleges and universities.