Cybersecurity Council

Rich Valdez, 2021 Cybersecurity Council Chair
Chief Technology Officer, IPSecure

Did you know that San Antonio is the second largest cyber hub in the United States? The Cybersecurity Council fosters growth and development of the local cybersecurity industry and provides support and advocacy for legislative issues impacting the industry. The council also identifies and creates tech and cybersecurity  workforce and recruitment initiatives to meet future industry needs through collaboration with academic institutions, current businesses, and the military.

To learn more about our Cybersecurity Council, contact Jeff Fair at or call 210-229-2199.

Click here to view the CyberSecurity San Antonio ecosystem.


CyberSecurity San Antonio’s Vision

Housed in the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, the CyberSecurity San Antonio program (CSSAtx) convenes, connects, and brands the cybersecurity ecosystem of San Antonio.

Founded in 2015 as a public-private partnership between the City of San Antonio, Bexar County, and industry partners, CSSAtx convenes a 300-member council on a monthly basis. In collaboration with a highly engaged stakeholders, CSSAtx unites and strategizes with the community through five core focus areas: military and government affairs, innovation and economic development, talent and workforce development, global engagement, and sustainability.

Current co-chairs are as follows:

Global Engagement

Marc Jamison, Cyber Checkmate Consultants

Sarah Sanchez, San Antonio Economic Development Foundation (SAEDF)

Innovation and Economic Development

Will Garrett, Port San Antonio

Tom Long, San Antonio Economic Development Foundation (SAEDF)

Military and Government Affairs

Sophia Erian, Port San Antonio

Rick Lipsey, Alamo AFCEA

Talent and Workforce Development

Sean Attwood, San Antonio Economic Development Foundation (SAEDF)

Julina Macy, UTSA Center for Information Assurance and Security

Ben Peavy, Accenture Federal Services

Joe Sanchez, CyberTexas Foundation


Rich Valdez, IPSecure

Richard Perez, San Antonio Chamber of Commerce


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