San Antonio Economic Development Foundation University Intern Program

By Digital Defense Inc.

San Antonio, TX – June 29, 2011 – Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), a leading provider of information security governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) solutions, today announced that it is collaborating with the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation (SAEDF) to strengthen DDI’s University Intern Program in San Antonio.

“Helping San Antonio-based companies take full advantage of our city’s resources is an important objective for our organization through our Business Retention & Expansion Program,” said Mario Hernandez, president of SAEDF. “Increasing awareness of DDI’s intern program at our local universities will not only will benefit DDI, but it will also help San Antonio’s position of being Cyber City USA.”

DDI has a broad array of information security solutions available to help thwart IT threats for organizations of all types and sizes. To deliver the company’s information security services to virtually every regulated industry, DDI employs highly skilled IT personnel, security analysts, software developers and testers, as well as vulnerability researchers. DDI’s intern program offers select individuals the capability of working with these professionals to gain the knowledge they need to pursue a successful career in the information security field. As an example, DDI’s interns will learn valuable and marketable skills such as how to securely configure and deploy computer systems and applications, conduct basic to intermediate security testing such as war dialing, and utilize secure software development practices to thwart software security issues before they become an issue.

“While earning my degree in Electrical Engineering, I participated in the Intern Program at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville,” said Larry R. Hurtado, president & CEO of Digital Defense, Inc. “My intern assignments gave me valuable hands-on experience, and an opportunity to directly contribute to the success of significant projects for my employers. Due to my personal background, I am very much aware of the contributions interns can make. We are truly pleased that the SAEDF is helping us to strengthen our University Intern Program in San Antonio.”

About San Antonio Economic Development Foundation

The San Antonio Economic Development Foundation is a private, non-profit organization responsible for attracting new business and industry to San Antonio. The organization has been responsible for the recruitment of nearly 340 companies that collectively employ more than 91,000 San Antonians. For more information, contact Mario Hernandez 210.226.1394 or visit

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