We are ISSS.

We're the security org of UTCS.

We hack stuff. And teach you to do the same.

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We have a CTF running right now! Compete at ctf.isss.io

What is ISSS?

We are a student-run organization in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin. We work on teaching students practical hacking skills, spreading awareness about security, and running hands-on demos and challenges for students to practice their skills.

What do we do?

We hold CTF challenges every other week, and give talks on various security-related topics on alternate weeks.

We also run some big events, such as HackTXCTF, networking dinners, and Security Day, our day long conference.

How do I join?


  1. Add yourself to our mailing list.

  2. Add yourself to our Facebook group.

  3. Now, you'll get news of when our events and other opportunities are. All you have to do is show up!

Who runs ISSS?

Here's our current officer list for the 2019-20 school year:

  • Alex Bellon - Co-President
  • Ethan Houston - Co-President
  • Nathan Huckleberry - Director of Engineering
  • Garrett Gu - Engineering
  • Joshua Wong - Engineering
  • Kai Fleischman - Engineering
  • Daniel Jahren - Engineering
  • Bruno Fazzani - Engineering
  • Alice Reuter - Engineering
  • Matthew Pabst - Engineering
  • Soham Roy - Engineering
  • Pooja Chivukula - Corporate
  • Lauren Jernigan - Logistics
  • Caroline Hatcher - Logistics


The Information & Systems Security Society is sponsored by:

  • Atlassian (Gold)
  • Palo Alto Networks (Gold)
  • Lockheed Martin (Gold)
  • Schlumberger (Gold)
  • Army Futures Command (Gold)
  • Cisco (Silver)
  • Phillips 66 (Silver)