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Cyber Workforce and Economic Development in San Antonio - Week 13 of Cyber Talk Radio

By Bret Piatt
Dec 20, 2016

Cyber Workforce and Economic Development in San Antonio - Week 13 of Cyber Talk Radio

Our guest this week was Joe Sanchez, executive director at CyberTexas Foundation.

Show Summary

This past Saturday, December 17, the 13th episode of Cyber Talk Radio hit the air on 1200 WOAI and iHeartRadio streaming. Joe joined the show to discuss the CyberTexas Foundation and what they are doing to help cyber workforce and economic development in San Antonio.

In the first half of the show, Joe discusses his background in cybersecurity and role as executive director at the CyberTexas Foundation. The Foundation works closely with local school districts and universities to help develop cybersecurity curriculum and programs to bring students into the cyber industry. The Foundation is always looking for teachers to help buildout new education programs such as CyberStar for middle school students to increase the talent pipeline. Contact the CyberTexas Foundation to see how you can get involved!

In the second half of the show, we discuss what the CyberTexas Foundation is doing to help the future of cybersecurity awareness and education. To help with awareness locally, the Foundation puts on the CyberTexas Summit once a year to gather attendees such as the military, city officials, students and businesses in the cybersecurity space. Did you know that there is a shortage of information security professionals in the U.S.? In San Antonio, we are short approximately 1,000-2,000 cybersecurity professionals. There is just not enough cybersecurity talent out there. In an ever increasing digital world, cybersecurity awareness and talent is critical for the future! Watch the replay to learn more and hear how you can help play a part in growing the cybersecurity community in San Antonio!

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