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San Antonio and Cybersecurity

Cyber relates to computers, computer networks, and related networking activities. Given the astounding growth of information technology in recent decades, we all need to understand the critical role Cyber is playing - past, present, and future. Cyber activities - Commercial, Military, and Academic - have become magnets for economic development, significantly impacting the greater San Antonio environs where now exists the 2nd largest cybersecurity workforce concentration in the United States (we're exceeded only by the National Capitol Region in Washington, DC). This uniquely positions San Antonio to lead the nation in cybersecurity research and workforce development. San Antonio has effectively become "CyberCity, USA."


San Antonio and Cybersecurity. San Antonio’s cyber presence is large, diverse, high-tech focused, and historical. This program will speak to the critical role it has played historically, plays today, and will play in the future.

Where: UTSA Downtown Campus, Buena Vista Theater
501 W. César Chávez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78207
  • 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Program
  • 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. - Q&A
  • 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Reception/social with heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks
Who is Invited:

All MLP grads and non-grad MLP Board & Emeritus Members.
Guests are welcome.


MLPAA members FREE; guests are $30.


Smart Casual


Free. Follow the MLPAA signs

Program Moderator

Guy Walsh
Executive Director, National Security Collaboration Center

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Keynote Speaker

Mr. John Dickson
Founder, Cybersecurity San Antonio

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Panel Members

Mr. Chris Combs
SAIC, FBI, San Antonio Division

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Ms. Patsy Boozer
Chief Security Officer, City of San Antonio

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Mr. Mike Lovell
Executive Director, JBSA-EDI & 5G

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Mr. Monty McGee
Associate Director, Cyber Readiness Institute

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Mr. Jim Perschbach
President and CEO, Port San Antonio

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Ms. Jenna Saucedo-Herrera
President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Greater: SATX

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Significant Contributors

Robert (Bob) J. Butler
Managing Director Cyber Strategies LLC

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Bernard Arulanandam, Ph.D., M.B.A.
UTSA Vice President for Research, Economic Development, and Knowledge Enterprise

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