(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Texas State Technical College instructor Cesar Ibarra has taught cybersecurity at TSTC for 14 years. He appreciates that his current role not only allows him to work in a field that he enjoys, but also enables him to train the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.
What inspired you to get into teaching?
The opportunity to be able to train future cybersecurity professionals and meet new individuals that will become the future of the field.
What did you do before your time with TSTC?
I was working as a network manager, and I started to notice the vulnerability of the digital world. That is what helped start my career in cybersecurity.
What do you enjoy most about working with students?
I enjoy seeing them grow in the field — their transformation from the beginning of their time in the program to the end when they graduate and have their newfound confidence. It just makes me smile from ear to ear.
Do you have a favorite TSTC memory?
Well, not just one. My many favorite memories are based on students’ success during their time at TSTC and after.
To learn more about TSTC’s Cybersecurity program, visit https://www.tstc.edu/programs/cybersecurity.