University of Texas cybersecurity expert Fred Chang heading to UTSA

The University of Texas at San Antonio has snagged a cybersecurity superstar from the University of Texas at Austin.

Fred Chang has been named the inaugural AT&T Distinguished Chair in Infrastructure Assurance and Security at UTSA’s College of Business. Chang will assume the new role Aug. 18.

Chang currently is associate dean of information technology at UT’s College of Natural Sciences and director of the university’s Center for Information Assurance and Security.

Chang’s 30-year technology career includes positions as director of research at the National Security Agency and president of technology strategy for SBC Communications (now AT&T Corp.)

“The appointment of Dr. Fred Chang solidifies the college’s information assurance and security program as one of the premier information security programs in the country,” says Lynda de la Viña, dean of UTSA’s College of Business. “His broad expertise and leadership in information assurance and cybersecurity will elevate the college’s research efforts and stimulate research activity with our junior faculty and doctoral students.”

At UTSA, Chang also will be director of the information assurance security program and professor in the Department of Information Systems and Technology Management within the College of Business.

The $1 million AT&T Distinguished Chair was spearheaded by former AT&T executive Jim Kahan.

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