February 26, 2018

CATA Cyber & CyberSecurity San Antonio Team Up to Share & Develop CyberSecurity Best Practices & Solutions

Media Contact:  Katherine Thompson
Mobile: 647.202.0624
Email:  kthompson@cata.ca

Toronto, ON – CATA Cyber, a division of CATAAlliance, in its effort to support  Canada’s cybersecurity industry, announced today a partnership with CyberSecurity San Antonio, a group established by the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and City of San Antonio to grow the city’s cybersecurity sector.

 The collaboration has been forged to achieve the following:
  • drive opportunities for cross border sales and market development
  • connect companies and business leaders interested in working together
  • share best practices and strategies for building collaboration between public and private sectors as it relates to skills and market development, R&D and innovation
  • align to build global profile and interest in what is happening in the Canadian and US marketplaces as it relates to cybersecurity
  • support cross border innovation and national security programs

“ Our cross border partnership is a great opportunity to not only collaborate but learn from the many success stories San Antonio has created for the cybersecurity industry” says Katherine Thompson, Chair of CATA’s Cyber Council, adding, “The San Antonio area has been able to build scale for industry, innovation and academic programs that make it one of the country’s major hubs for cybersecurity expertise.”

“CyberSecurity San Antonio is in the process of developing several international partnerships to foster the exchange of innovation, build collaborative networks and enhance security between markets”, said Will Garrett, Director of CyberSecurity San Antonio.

Garrett concluded,   “We are excited to work with CATA and pursue joint initiatives that combine Canada’s extensive national cyber framework and culture of innovation with San Antonio’s robust cyber ecosystem, to drive security resiliency and business growth between the two nations.”

About the CATA Cyber Council

The CATA Cyber Council is a collaboration between public and private sector leaders and organizations committed to driving definitive change in the cyber security industry while showcasing the innovation and expertise of our members to the global community.  CATA Cyber works to drive economic prosperity through the cyber industry, address the industry’s growing skills shortage and advance security awareness for all Canadians.

About CyberSecurity San Antonio

CyberSecurity San Antonio launched in 2015 as the coordinating organization for the city’s security ecosystem.  Home to U.S. Air Force Cyber and Intelligence Commands, leading university cyber programs, and innovation facilities that foster public-private sector technology exchange, San Antonio’s cyber industry continues to be a leader in national security for the United States.

Media Contact:

To learn more about this initiative, please contact Katherine Thompson – kthompson@cata.ca or Will Garrett – wgarrett@sachamber.org.