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Cybersecurity Has Never Sounded So Fun - San Antonio Chamber Cybersecurity Council

By Grant Herbon
Nov 18, 2016

At Jungle Disk, we take cybersecurity seriously. If you are a customer of ours, you know that we do our part to help small businesses protect their data with our encrypted backup and network threat protection products. If you are a regular reader of our blog or have listened to an episode, you are probably aware of our new radio show that Jungle Disk CEO, Bret Piatt, is hosting called Cyber Talk Radio. The radio show brings in guest speakers to discuss cloud computing, cyber security and internet trends facing businesses in industries such as healthcare, financial services, legal and real estate. Today, I’d like to let you know about another way we are engaged in the cybersecurity community here in San Antonio.

As reported by the Rivard Report last year, the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce has entered the security space by sponsoring Cybersecurity SA to “build San Antonio into a nationally recognized city for cybersecurity businesses, educational programs and national security missions.” In support of that mission, the Chamber has developed the Cybersecurity Industry Council to bring together public and private organizations to focus on the development of related programs. Because we strongly believe in that mission, we have recently joined the Council to participate in the fun. I know “fun” isn’t a word typically used in a cybersecurity context so I wanted to share a recent experience I had at the most recent council meeting.

The “fun” came in the way of a collectible card game called “Cyber Threat Defender” developed and promoted by the UTSA Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (CIAS). The game is “designed to teach essential cybersecurity information and strategies.” A director from UTSA CIAS talked about the game after sharing an update on Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations (more on that in a subsequent blog post) and it got me so excited that I ordered four decks to start playing. They really did a fantastic job in developing a game that is interesting and at the same time educational. As we regularly have conversations with small business owners focused on running their business (as they should be) we know how complex it can be and this game does a really great job of breaking down the topics. I look forward to the continued progress of the Cybersecurity Industry Council and working towards educating students and local businesses on how they can keep their business’ critical data safe.