We are ISSS.

We're the security org of UTCS.

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

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Come to our kickoff! Wednesday, September 5th 7-8:30 p.m. in GDC 1.304. There will be free food!

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:

  • Neil Patil - President
  • Nathan Huckleberry - Director of Engineering
  • Matthew Bass - Engineering
  • Alex Bellon - Engineering
  • Mason Davis - Engineering
  • Kai Fleischman - Engineering
  • Garrett Gu - Engineering
  • Daniel Mancia - Engineering
  • Joshua Wong - Engineering
  • Antony Yun - Engineering
  • Pooja Chivukula - Corporate
  • Ethan Houston - Corporate
  • Lauren Jernigan - Logistics
  • Jeffrey Huang - Communications


The Information & Systems Security Society is sponsored by:

  • Praetorian (Gold)
  • Atlassian (Gold)
  • Palo Alto Networks (Silver)
  • Cisco (Silver)
  • Accenture (Silver)
  • AT&T (Bronze)
  • Stroz Friedburg (Bronze)