Digital Defense helping CyberTexas Foundation to grow and develop the cybersecurity workforce in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO----Digital Defense, Inc., a leading managed security risk assessment firm, today announced a multiyear sponsorship of the CyberTexas Foundation. CyberTexas works with Texas academic, business and government organizations to develop and enhance cybersecurity programs in local communities and statewide. Through this sponsorship, Digital Defense will work closely with CyberTexas to develop a strong Texas cybersecurity workforce through education and training programs in the local communities.
“We are looking forward to further strengthening our relationship with Digital Defense to promote and enhance our cybersecurity education programs here in San Antonio and across the state,” said Joe Sanchez, Executive Director of CyberTexas. “Digital Defense is a long-standing and important part of this community, and we greatly appreciate their sponsorship and continued support. Together we can develop a strong cyber workforce and raise awareness around cybersecurity.”
In addition to its support for CyberTexas, Digital Defense is also active in the San Antonio cybersecurity community through the Southwest High School CyberPatriot program. Established in 2011, the program brings students together to participate in a national competition and prepares them for future careers in the industry. Today, Digital Defense’s CyberPatriot mentorship program is used as a local model for successful corporate and academic partnerships.
“Over the past nearly twenty years, we have called San Antonio home and we have seen the cybersecurity community here grow and mature,” said Larry Hurtado, CEO of Digital Defense, Inc. “We are committed to the education and development of cybersecurity professionals in our city and throughout Texas and are proud to be part of CyberTexas, leading the way on many of these initiatives.”
About Digital Defense, Inc.
Founded in 1999, Digital Defense, Inc. is a trusted provider of managed security risk assessment solutions, protecting billions of dollars in assets for clients around the globe, including those in highly regulated industries such as healthcare, financial and retail; as well as those entrusted with sensitive data, such as legal and energy sector members. Digital Defense’s unique Vulnerability Management as a Service (VMaaS) model delivers consistently accurate vulnerability scanning and penetration testing, while its security awareness training promotes employees’ security-minded behavior. Digital Defense security solutions are highly regarded by industry experts, as illustrated by the company’s top 25 ranking (#21) in Cybersecurity Ventures’ list of the World’s 500 Hottest Cybersecurity Companies, as well as inclusion in CSO Outlook’s Top 10 Network Security Companies and CIO Review’s 20 Most Promising Cyber Security Solutions.
Founded in 2015, CyberTexas Foundation steers academic, business and government entities by developing, enhancing, promoting and sharing cyber and cybersecurity programs and capabilities. Since 1999, CyberTexas founders have established many cybersecurity academic programs in the San Antonio area, to include the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (CIAS) and Institute for Cyber Security (ICS) at UTSA, the Information Technology and Security Academy (ITSA) and the Cyber Innovation and Research Consortium (CIRC). In addition, CyberTexas has conceived, originated and developed middle and high school cybersecurity curriculum and programs. CyberTexas is home to the San Antonio CyberPatriot Center of Excellence that oversees one of the most recognized and successful CyberPatriot programs across the country.