Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is highlighting the impact of Texas colleges and universities in the fight against cybercriminals as he continues his Good for Texas Tour.
“Texas ranked third among states in the number of cybercrime victims and second in the number of financial losses in 2017,” Hegar said. “Unfortunately, cybercriminals see Texas’ large, ever-growing population as a large and ever-growing pool of potential targets. Thankfully, our state’s colleges and universities have developed nationally recognized programs that produce the highly skilled professionals needed to address these challenges while creating high-wage, high-demand jobs for Texans.”
“UTEP’s cybersecurity education and research programs, student recruitment efforts and cybersecurity center — combined with unique access to military research projects — have made this university a significant contributor to the nation’s cybersecurity workforce,” Hegar said.
“The University of Houston continues to strengthen the cybersecurity workforce and develop the tools and technologies needed to face global security challenges,” Hegar said. “Graduates from UH cybersecurity programs go on to work for some of the world’s largest consulting firms, banks, energy companies and software developers.”
“Texas A&M’s commitment to the development of world-class cybersecurity programs has placed it at the forefront of cybersecurity research and workforce development,” Hegar said. “By advancing cyber defense and research; recruiting internationally renowned faculty; and collaborating with high schools, veterans’ programs and two-year colleges throughout the state, Texas A&M is sharpening the tools and technologies needed to face global security challenges.”
“UTSA’s superior training and educational opportunities – combined with its close proximity to cybersecurity offices and installations of the NSA, Department of Homeland Security, FBI and Air Force – have helped the San Antonio area become a nationally recognized hub for cybersecurity.”
Intern Andrew Rodriguez, UTSA
Intern Mickey Obregon, UTSA
Intern Srikar Karuturi, UTSA
Intern Fini Caleb Solomonraj, A&M Corpus Christi
Texas Cybersecurity Educational Programs Economic Snapshot 41.6% Expected 10-year growth rate for information security analyst employment Source: JobsEQ
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Texas Cybersecurity Educational Programs Economic Snapshot Texas’ cybersecurity industry contributes at least $35.5 billion to GSP. Sources: JobsEQ and Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
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Texas Cybersecurity Educational Programs Economic Snapshot 98% of UTSA cybersecurity graduates have jobs upon graduation. Source: The University of Texas at San Antonio
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Texas Cybersecurity Educational Programs Economic Snapshot $70,000 average starting salary for Texas A&M cybersecurity graduates. Source: Texas A&M University
Texas Cybersecurity Educational Programs $84,760 average starting salary for University of Houston cybersecurity graduates. Source: University of Houston
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Texas Cybersecurity Educational Programs Economic Snapshot $84,760 salaria promedio para los gradudados de ciberseguridadde la Universidead de Houston. Source: Texas A&M University
In 2015, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 855, which requires state agencies to publish a list of the three most commonly used Web browsers on their websites. The Texas Comptroller’s most commonly used Web browsers are Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Apple Safari.