Cybersecurity San Antonio hosted a booth at Alamo ACE on November 16 and 17, in partnership with Visit San Antonio. The booth was sponsored by Peraton. This four-day event was packed with speakers, panels, networking, and all things cybersecurity. Both military and industry cybersecurity leaders came together to discuss and collaborate on the quest for digital dominance.
Our 2021 Cybersecurity Council Chair Rich Valdez with IPSecure was present at the event as well as students from Cyber Patriot who were a part of a Cyber Capture the Flag competition. Attendees heard from Rick Lipsey, president of the Alamo Chapter of AFCEA and our chair for the Cybersecurity Military and Government Affairs focus group. The focus group is a subsection of our Cybersecurity Council that specifically focuses on military cyber developments and relationships. This was an incredible opportunity for Cybersecurity San Antonio and the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce to encourage tech companies to join the rich and growing culture of the cybersecurity industry here in San Antonio.
The conference is over, but cybersecurity in San Antonio does not slow down. The San Antonio Chamber of Commerce will continue the tradition of hosting a joint meeting of the Military Affairs Council and the Cybersecurity Council in December. This year, Texas A&M University-San Antonio will host both councils on December 8 at 3 p.m. The team at TAMUSA will provide food for all attendees and provide a brief update on the newest initiatives on campus.
The Councils will discuss several DoD programs that will have a big impact on our region. Following the meeting, we will host a happy hour on-site to honor our two outgoing Council Chairs for their dedicated service to the community. The meeting will have a virtual option (invitation to go out in early December) but we look forward to seeing you in person and staying for a drink with our dedicated volunteer leaders.