CyberSecurity San Antonio: The Ecosystem

Known as Military City USA, Joint Base San Antonio is the largest joint base in the entire Department of Defense with more than 275 military missions. But did you know that San Antonio is also the second largest global cyber hub in the United States?

Since the 1940s, electronic communications experts have called San Antonio home. Decades later, San Antonio’s cybersecurity community remains one of the most competitive innovation hubs in the world with a robust educational, federal, commercial, and military foundation.

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

Founded in 2015 as a public-private partnership between the City of San Antonio, Bexar County, and industry partners, CSSAtx convenes a 450-member Cyber Council on a monthly basis. In collaboration with 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.

Below is a snapshot of the San Antonio region’s cyber ecosystem, including startups, industry, higher education institutions, K12 public school districts, federal and military partners, and community partners. Is your organization missing from the list? Contact us, and get involved today.

Is your organization missing from the list? Do you want to learn more about the San Antonio cyber ecosystem?  Contact Jeff Fair, Vice President of Economic Development and Cybersecurity and Director of CyberSecurity San Antonio.

CYBER INDUSTRY

Headquarters

Nearly 40 cyber companies are headquartered in San Antonio. From cyber insurance to defense contractors, from startups to cloud computing and cyber/IT recruiting firms, below is a list of local companies here in town.

– Allosense

– Apex Systems

– BEAT LLC

– Bestica

– CNF Technologies

– Cyber Checkmate Consultants

– Cyber Fortress

– Cyber Warrior Network

– Cyfor Technologies

– DC Industries

– Decypher

– Def-Logix

– Delta Risk

– Denim Group

– Digital Defense

– EQUIP Enterprises

– Fiosta

– Frontera Concepts

– Funmise

– Globalscape

– InFlow NSS

– IntegrityISR

– IPSecure

– IT Net Pros

– Jungle Disk

– LevelEffect

– MeriTec Services

– Rackspace

– Rectify

– RedKnight

– SecureApps

– Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)

– Standard User LLC

– Taurean

– Tech Quarry

– Webhead

CYBER PRESENCE

Of course, not every cyber company in town has a headquarters here (yet). As seen below, San Antonio is home to national employers with global impact.

– Abacus Technology

– Accenture Federal Services

– BitDefender

– Booz Allen Hamilton

– CACI

– Cisco

– Coley Solutions

– Deloitte

– Dragos

– FEDITC

– Fidelis Security

– FireEye

– Firstmark Credit Union

– IOMAXIS

– ISHPI

– KPMG

– Leidos

– Lockheed Martin

– MITRE

– Northrop Grumman

– Oracle

– Perspecta

– PwC

– Radiance Tech

– Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union

– Raytheon

– RSM LLC

– SAIC

– SecureLogix

– Sentar

– Sirius

– Smartronix

– Spectrum

– Sweb Development

– Tanium

– Verizon

– World Wide Technology

ADDITIONAL INDUSTRY PARTNERS

With a strong financial services industry, as well as partners in advanced manufacturing and health sectors, the San Antonio region is a growing innovation hub. Below are some examples of partners who collaborate with the region’s cybersecurity ecosystem.

– AT&T

– Bank of America

– BioMedSA

– Broadway Bank

– Credit Human

– Deacon Recruiting

– Frost Bank

– Google Fiber

– Regions Bank

– Texas Heritage Bank

– USAA

– VelocityTX

– Westway

EDUCATION and WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Bexar County is home to more than 15 public independent school districts. The cyber ecosystem works with all of them, as well as private and charter schools, to share industry perspectives, provide mentors, and connect students and teachers to internships, externships, and much more.

– Alamo Heights ISD

– Boerne ISD

– Comal ISD

– East Central ISD

– Edgewood ISD

– Fort Sam Houston ISD

– Harlandale ISD

– Judson ISD

– Lackland ISD

– Medina Valley ISD

– North East ISD

– Northside ISD

– Randolph Field ISD

– San Antonio ISD

– Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD

– Somerset ISD

– South San Antonio ISD

– Southside ISD

– Southwest ISD

Higher Education

National Centers for Academic Excellence

San Antonio is home to five National Centers for Academic Excellence (CAEs).  These regionally accredited two-year, four-year, and graduate level institutions are designated CAEs by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  For more information about the National CAEs, visit NSA.gov.

– Our Lady of the Lake University

– San Antonio College

– St. Philip’s College

– University of Texas at San Antonio

– Texas A&M University – San Antonio

Additional Institutions of Higher Education

– Hallmark University

– Northeast Lakeview College

– Northwest Vista College

– Palo Alto College

– St. Mary’s University

– Texas State University (San Marcos, Texas)

– Trinity University

– University of the Incarnate Word

 

Workforce Development

Long after high school, continuing education, apprenticeships, and certifications are critical to social mobility. Cybersecurity and tech jobs are in high demand, and the ecosystem is committed to preparing its workforce of all ages and backgrounds for those jobs. Below is a list of workforce development partners in the San Antonio community.

– Alamo Corporate College

– Codebound

– Codeup

– Digital Creative Institute

– Dynamic Advancement

– Goodwill San Antonio

– Open Cloud Academy

– Project QUEST

– Workforce Solutions Alamo

 

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Convening, connecting, and branding the region’s cybersecurity ecosystem is CyberSecurity San Antonio’s mission. This work would not be possible without partnerships with a diverse range of partners. From membership-based organizations to museums, equity funds, homegrown conferences, accelerators, incubators, and tourism agencies, below are stakeholders who contribute to our mission.

– Alamo AFCEA

– Alamo ISSA

– BSides San Antonio

– Build Sec Foundry

– Cybersecurity Innovation and Research Consortium (CIRC)

– CyberPatriot

– CyberTexas Foundation

– CyManII

– Electromagnetic Defense Task Force

– EPIcenter

– ESC Region 20

– FIRST in Texas

– Geek Bus

– Geekdom

– Ghostwire Academy

– Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas

– ISC2 Alamo Chapter

– NCCDC

– Older American Technology Services (OATS)

– Port San Antonio / Tech Port SA

– San Antonio Economic Development Foundation (SAEDF)

– SAHA! (San Antonio Hackers Association)

– San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology (SAMSAT)

– SASTEMIC

– SA Tech Bloc

– San Antonio Women in Technology (SAWIT)

– Scaleworks

– Senior Planet

– Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council (STRAC)

– Tech Talent Central

– Texas Cyber Summit

– UTSA CIAS

– Visit San Antonio

– Women in CyberSecurity (WiCys) San Antonio Affiliate

– Youth Code Jam

LOCAL and STATE GOVERNMENT PARTNERS

– Bexar County

– City of San Antonio

– CPS Energy

– SAWS

– Southwest Texas Fusion Center

– Texas Department of Information Resources

– Texas Military Department

– VIA

 

FEDERAL and MILITARY PARTNERS

Federal Partners

– NSA in Texas

– United States GSA

– United States FBI

– United States Secret Service

Military Partners

– 16AF (Air Forces Cyber)

– 960th Cyberspace Operations Group

– Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT)

– Army: 106th Signal Brigade

– Army: 470th Military Intelligence Brigade

– Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM)

– US Army Network Enterprise Center

– US Army Network Enterprise and Technology Command

– US Army North (ARNORTH)

– US Army South (USARSO)

– Navy Information Operations Command, Texas (NIOC-TX)

– Coast Guard Cryptologic Unit Texas

 

A complete list of military missions at Joint Base San Antonio can be found at www.jbsa.mil/Mission-Partners.

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