Information security is the process of protecting and defending information systems to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data to authorized users. Information assurance is a broader term that encompasses information security activities in addition to strategic and corporate governance issues including privacy, regulatory and standards compliance, physical security, risk management, business continuity, and disaster recovery.
San Antonio (and Central Texas) is nationally recognized as a “cybersecurity hub” and a leader in the field of information assurance, both from a military and civilian perspective. The U.S. Air Force’s Cyber Command is located in San Antonio. Jobs in cyber security are projected to grow twice as fast as the average for all occupations in the economy between the years 2008 and 2018. Due to technology’s continually growing role in our everyday lives, this is a field that will only increase in relevance over the coming years.
Check out this list of the 20 coolest careers in information security and assurance, compiled by SANS:
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Network AdministratorBobby YeaterProgram CoordinatorPhone: (210) 486-4061Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Office: MLH-201
Information Security & AssuranceMadison NyeProgram CoordinatorPhone: (210) 486-4060mail: email@example.com
Phone: (210) 486-4352Fax: (210) 486-9097Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgOffice: MLH-201
Academic Chair, Workforce Programs
Phone: (210) 486-4360Email: email@example.comOffice: MLH-201A
3535 N. Ellison Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78251 (210) 486-4000