We are ISSS.

We're the security org of UTCS.

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

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What is ISSS?

We are the Information & Systems Security Society, 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 Capture The Flag (CTF) competitions every other week, give talks on various security-related topics every week, and host more beginner-oriented security talks every other week.

Additionally, we run big events like networking dinners, Security Day (our day-long security conference) and UTCTF, our annual 48-hour international CTF.

How do I join?


  1. Sign up with this form.

  2. Add yourself to our mailing list.

  3. Add yourself to our Discord server.

  4. 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:

  • Rebecca Huang - President
  • Khael Kugler - Vice President
  • Alex Meyer - Director of Engineering
  • Vaishu Vasudevan - Director of Corporate
  • Sahana Ganapathy - Director of Logistics
  • Aditi Hiremath - Director of Communications
  • Danny Yi - Engineering, Inventory
  • Jeriah Yu - Engineering, Corporate
  • Jonathan Browne - Engineering
  • Aadhithya Kannan - Engineering
  • Joshua Karim - Engineering
  • Caleb Eden - Engineering
  • Jocelyn Zhang - Engineering
  • Matthew Healy - Engineering
  • Cesar Menchaca - Engineering, Logistics
  • Miranda Portales - Engineering
  • Matthew Metta - Engineering
  • Joyce Lai - Corporate, Communications
  • Harshul Rao - Corporate


The Information & Systems Security Society is sponsored by: