The San Antonio Chamber of Commerce held a joint meeting of the Cybersecurity Council and the Military Affairs Council on Wednesday, December 7. Chairs Larry Hurtado and Rick Crider welcomed Col. David Lamy to discuss the growing role of cyber in the United States Army North (ARNORTH) mission. Col. Lamy was joined by Mr. Bob Naething, Deputy to the ARNORTH Commanding General. Both described the changing role of ARNORTH as the land component of United States Northern Command and the new realities of preparing for a near-peer competitor internationally. ARNORTH’s defense of the homeland mission is hanging as threats evolve and the tools an adversary can use transform.
The Councils were also joined by Amanda Keammerer, the Managing Director of Gener8tor Cybersecurity, a new cybersecurity accelerator program in San Antonio. Gener8tor is a national company with a presence in 27 states that decided to expand into San Antonio because of the high concentration of cybersecurity professionals, small companies, and startups in the area. Gener8tor is preparing for a new round of startup companies soon and is looking for people and companies to get involved as mentors and possible investors.