Cyber 'Runners Podcast

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Welcome to the Cyber ‘Runners Podcast brought to you by the Department of Information Systems and Cyber Security in the Carlos Alvarez College of Business at the University of Texas at San Antonio. As a top research university, the goal of this podcast is to profile our cyber security research. We’ll also explore career opportunities for current and future students, young professionals and new alumni. For more information visit


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    S2 E1: The National Science Foundation Scholarship for Service Program: A Pathway to a Cyber Security Career
    (UTSA Alvarez College of Business, 2024-03-24) Rahman, Zavier; Menard, Phil
    Join our host Zavier Rahman with guest Dr. Philip Menard as he discusses the National Science Foundation Scholarship for Service program for cyber security students. Learn how to apply, advice on how to become a successful applicant, and how recipients have the potential for a rewarding career in cyber security with government agencies. Hear how the program offers an internship, a generous stipend, and guaranteed employment in one of the many federal executive branch agencies.
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    S1 E4: From FAST Company to Cyber Competitions
    (UTSA Alvarez College of Business, 2024-02-14) Ochoa, Brian; Anderson, Ben
    Join our host Brian Ochoa and guest Professor Ben Anderson as he discusses his experiences being with the Marine Corps Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team (FAST), Motorola, Sandia National Labs, and in his current role as a cyber competitions team coordinator. See how cyber competitions can offer a challenging and rewarding experience to competitors and the many opportunities available to students for participating in cyber competitions.
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    S1 E3: A Non-traditional Path to Cyber Security
    (UTSA Alvarez College of Business, 2023-10-30) Ibarra, Kim; Mitra, Rita
    Join our host Kim Ibarra and guest Dr. Rita Mitra as Dr. Mitra discusses her non-traditional pathway to Computer Science and her role as a Cyber Security professor. Listen as Dr. Mitra highlights the online programs at UTSA and the use of Open Educational Resources in the classroom. Hear how an engaged faculty with a diversity of viewpoints is critical to the success of a program and how women are taking on a more proactive role in cyber security.
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    S1 E2: The History of Cyber Security at UTSA
    (UTSA Alvarez College of Business, 2023-06-01) Ochoa, Brian; Dietrich, Glenn
    In this episode, Dr. Glenn Dietrich discusses how the cyber security program at UTSA began and how UTSA became recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense, Cyber Research, and Cyber Operations by the National Security Agency. He also covers the importance of protecting our nation's Industrial Control Systems (ICS), the pathway to earning a doctorate in cyber security and the many scholarship opportunities specifically for cyber security majors
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    S1 E1: Introducing Cyber Security at UTSA
    (UTSA Alvarez College of Business, 2023-05-02) Ibarra, Kim; Beebe, Nicole
    This inaugural episode of the Cyber ‘Runners podcast will focus on cyber security education here at UTSA, as well as cyber security education in general. We introduce our Information Systems and Cyber Security Department Chair, Dr. Nicole Beebe as she shares her career pathway into Cyber Security. We discuss our cyber security program, the various degree options, and the recently launched Cyber Analytics degree. We highlight our university’s Carnegie R1 status and encourage those who are interested in Cyber Security here at UTSA to reach out and learn more.