UTSA computer science professor named cyber-security educator of the year
San Antonio Business Journal
Date: Thursday, July 7, 2011, 12:21pm CDT
The Colloquium for Information System Security Education named University of Texas at San Antonio University of Texas at San Antonio Latest from The Business Journals UTSA creating graduate-level business certificate programsSan Antonio has low percentage of skilled immigrant workers, report showsSan Antonio is aviation city in terms of federal contracts Follow this company cyber-security expert Greg White as its Educator of the Year.
White, a computer science professor and director of the UTSA Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security, accepted the award at the annual Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education in Washington, D.C. White was honored for providing exceptional leadership in information assurance education.
“I cannot think of a better person than Dr. White to receive this award,” says Dwayne Williams, director of the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, which was founded by UTSA’s CIAS in 2005. “He recognized the need to develop a pipeline of highly-qualified cyber security professionals long before the topic became a national discussion. His tireless efforts in improving information assurance curricula and promoting competition efforts are truly inspirational.”
White served in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Air Force Reserves before retiring as colonel in 2001. Earlier in his career, he worked at the Cryptologic Support Center at Kelly Air Force Base. He was also the deputy head of the USAF Computer Science Department, the technical adviser to Maj. Gen. John Campbelland served as the Defense Information System Agency lead on the military’s Joint Reserve Virtual Information Operations program.
He joined UTSA’s faculty as an adjunct professor in the Information Systems and Computer Science Departments in 2001. The National Security Agency National Security Agency Latest from The Business Journals Obama to name new counterrorism chiefStonebridgeCarras, Bozzuto plan M complex in OdentonNSA teams with ISPs to stop cyberattacks Follow this company and Department of Homeland Security designated UTSA as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education in 2002.
UTSA has an enrollment of more than 30,000 students and is one of the fastest-growing universities in the state.