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The Source: Can San Antonio Do More To Entice Cyber Security Jobs?

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A mad scramble to be the nation's hub for cyber security is going on right now between cities across the country. This hundred billion dollar a year industry is only growing, so where does San Antonio stand?

The 24th Air Force cyber command is located in San Antonio, and boasts more than 5,400 cyber warriors and 11,000 reservists ready to "conduct or support,  24-hour, global cyberspace operations."

The National Security Administration reportedly has a facility here. The University of Texas San Antonio has a top-rated information assurance program. St. Mary's University recently started its own cyber security program. 

Few would argue that San Antonio wasn't well positioned to stake its claim in cyber security, but will it be enough? A new report from Deloitte has been released talking about how the city can better this position. 


  • John Dickson, Principle at the Denim Group, a security software developer. Dickson also Chair of the Cyber security committee for the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce.
  • Ray Sims, Assistant Director at the University of Texas San Antonio's Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security 

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