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#BeCyberSmart During National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Did you know that October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month? You don’t need to be a cybersecurity expert to understand the risks of sharing information online. But, if you are a business owner, you should absolutely increase your knowledge of cybersecurity, cyber hygiene, and what you can do to protect your business, your data, and your employees.

This year’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) theme is “Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.” Launched by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance, this is the 16th year of NCSAM. Simple actions like updating your privacy settings, using strong and unique passphrases, adding multi-factor authentication to your login process, and updating your software can go a long way.  To learn more about this year’s NCSAM, visit the Stay Safe Online website.

Housed within the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, CyberSecurity San Antonio is the lead convener and brand manager for the region’s cybersecurity ecosystem.  As the second largest concentration of cybersecurity professionals in the United States, many of our partners are hosting events during NCSAM. Check out the list below, and register today!

For more information about the Chamber’s cybersecurity council or the CSSAtx program, contact Amanda Lee Keammerer, vice president of cybersecurity at . akeammerer@sachamber.org.

 

LOCAL EVENTS

September 30-October 2

Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference @ Hyatt Regency Hill County Resort and Spa

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NOTE: Use CHAMBER19 for 30% off your registration.

 

Tuesday, October 1

2:00 PM

CyberSecurity San Antonio Presentation @ San Antonio City Council Chambers

 

Wednesday, October 2

CHAMBER MEETING

3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Cyber Industry Council / CSSAtx Meeting

Not open to the public; email Amanda for more information.

www.sachamber.org/cyber

 

Thursday, October 3

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Executive Summit on Cybersecurity

Sponsored by Bank of America and presented in collaboration with the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, CyberSecurity San Antonio, and Port San Antonio

Invitation only; email Amanda for more information.

 

Thursday, October 3

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

San Antonio Cyber Pitch

Email Amanda for more information.

 

Thursday, October 3

5:00 PM

Young AFCEAN Oktoberfest

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Saturday, October 5

Cyber Threat Defender Tournament

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Saturday, October 5

11:00 PM

Tune into Cyber Talk Radio! Amanda will discuss upcoming NCSAM events, and ways that you can protect your cyber assets

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Sunday, October 6

6:00 PM

San Antonio Hackers Association Monthly Meeting @ Geekdom Event Centre

 

Wednesday, October 9

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

2019 Alamo AFCEA Annual Awards Luncheon

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Thursday, October 10

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

CHAMBER EVENT

Military Affairs Commanders Reception | Presented by USAA

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October 10-12

Texas Cyber Summit @ Grand Hyatt San Antonio

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30% Chamber code: TCS2019_TJ15

65% Military code: TCS2019_MIL1

 

Tuesday, October 15

8:45 AM

DOCUmation Cyber Symposium

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Tuesday, October 15

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Alamo AFCEA Monthly Luncheon

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Friday, October 25

Defense Innovation and Cybersecurity Day @ Location TBD

Part of San Antonio Startup Week

Presented by San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, CyberSecurity San Antonio, and Port San Antonio

Details to follow.

 

Wednesday, October 23

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

SATX Robotics Monthly Meet-Up

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Thursday, October 24

Young AFCEAN Mentor/Protege Night

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October 25-27

Aggies Invent | Cyber Invent

Texas A&M San Antonio

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