San Antonio approves fundings for new Cybersecurity Hub
With mounting cybersecurity attacks around the world targeting critical infrastructure – including energy grids, manufacturing operations, telecommunications, transportation networks and other essential sectors – the Alamo City is leveraging its substantial expertise to create one of the first integrated security operations centers in the nation. This further raises San Antonio's standing as "Cyber City, U.S.A." – home to the second-largest and fastest-growing concentration of cybersecurity professionals in the nation.
Last week, members of the San Antonio City Council approved $2.5 million in funding toward the effort. Combined with additional complementary partner funding from CPS Energy, the two organizations will build a new state-of-the-art integrated facility on the Port San Antonio technology campus beginning this year. The City and CPS Energy will be able to utilize the space at no cost – a value of approximately $3 million over the 15-year lease term.
By integrating some members of both the City and CPS Energy security teams into a single 20,000-square-foot secure facility, San Antonio will be significantly better positioned to coordinate against cyber threats as experts from both organizations work side-by-side to simultaneously monitor online activities and defend against potential attacks.
Source: Port San Antonio