UTSA to host first-ever North American Cyber Summit on Jan. 22

UTSA to host first-ever North American Cyber Summit on Jan. 22

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(Jan. 19, 2016) --The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce will host the inaugural North American Cyber Summit on January 22, 2016. The event will feature remarks from U.S. Representative Will Hurd and several distinguished panelists from the U.S., Mexico and Canada exploring cybersecurity’s role in enhancing North American competitiveness and securing critical infrastructure.

The summit will be a half-day event, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Buena Vista Building at the UTSA Downtown Campus. Richard Perez, President and CEO of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, and John Frederick, UTSA Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, will deliver opening remarks. Rep. Hurd will be joined by Sara Wilshaw, the Consul General of Canada, and Marcos Arturo Rosales Garcia, the Chief Commissioner of the Mexican Federal Police, to discuss the future of cybersecurity in North America.

Gregory B. White, professor of computer science and director of the UTSA Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (CIAS) will lead a panel of experts, including economic leaders from across the U.S. and Canada, on the most significant cybersecurity challenges facing North America’s critical infrastructure.

Panelists for the summit include:

  • Will Garrett, Director, Cybersecurity San Antonio
  • Francis Bradley, Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Policy Development, Canadian Electricity Association
  • Greg Sarich, Senior Vice President—Enterprise Support, CPS Energy
  • Bob Alioto, Principal Enterprise Architect, OpenText
  • Mark Hernandez, Director—IT Infrastructure, Zachry Group
  • David Read, Chief Scientist, Federal Emerging Technologies Practice
  • Dan Scali, Global Industry Control Systems Leader, Mandiant
  • Tom Pruszkowski, Director, Security Consulting Services, Mandiant


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