San Antonio—the seventh most populated city in the U.S. and the second most populated city in Texas—is home to the San Antonio Spurs, the Alamo and really good Tex-Mex food.
It’s also a major hub for military and civilian cybersecurity jobs in the U.S., coming in second only to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, according to the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation (SAEDF). The city’s focus on cybersecurity is also reflected by the fact that it is represented in Congress by Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas), who is the chairman of the Information Technology Subcommittee of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
According to the SAEDF, there are more than 200 cybersecurity companies in San Antonio, and in 2014, the University of Texas at San Antonio was ranked as having the top cybersecurity program in the U.S. This is great news, given that there’s a lack of focus on cybersecurity at top U.S. universities, according to a recent study.
San Antonio’s motto is libertatis cunabula (“Cradle of Liberty” in Latin). Perhaps its second motto should be Cradle of Cybersecurity (cybersecuritatis cunabula?)
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