Cybersecurity Council

Jarrett W. Cravey, 2019 Cybersecurity Council Chair
Director MDR/MSS, Accenture Federal Cyber Center

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 Amanda Lee Keammerer at or call 210-229-2113. Keep up with all things cyber in SATX through our weekly e-newsletter:



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)

Juan Toves, Prospecta

Innovation and Economic Development

Crystal Darby, UTSA Small Business Development Center

Will Garrett, Port San Antonio

Grant Herbon, Cyber Fortress

Tom Long, San Antonio Economic Development Foundation (SAEDF)

Military and Government Affairs

Sophia Erian, Port San Antonio

Rich Valdez, IPSecure

Jason “Boots” Winn, CACI


Jarrett Cravey, Accenture Federal Cyber Center

Richard Perez, San Antonio Chamber of Commerce

Amanda Keammerer, CSSAtx, San Antonio Chamber of Commerce


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





Build Sec Foundry

In 2016, the San Antonio Chamber launched Build Sec Foundry, a security product incubator located at Geekdom in the heart of the growing SA Tech District.  Build Sec Foundry is a cybersecurity incubator that gives security product startups the access to go to market and scale their business. We are a top incubator program in the nation for military veterans and intelligence community professionals, who are launching a new security product.


For more information, visit Build Sec Foundry’s website.

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