CyberTexas Historic Pedigree

DEVELOPMENTS & MILESTONES

1999
16 Nov, 1999

First Meeting Of Area Leaders

First Meeting Of Area Leaders
Beginning Co-chaired first Information Security Meeting – Downtown UTSA Conference Room (depicted), Attendees from Industry, Military and Academia
2000
18 Jan, 2000

UTSA’s First Information Security Course

UTSA’s First Information Security Course
Recruited Dr. Greg White to teach the first information security course at UTSA
2001
01 Jun, 2001

CIAS Established

Co-Founded The Center For Infrastructure Assurance And Security (CIAS) At UTSA Dr. Glenn Dietrich, first CIAS Executive Director
2002
05 Apr, 2002

NSA CAE Designation

Initiated The Designation Of UTSA As An NSA Center Of Academic Excellence In Information Assurance Education First university designated in Texas. Now designated in Research and Cyber Operations.
01 May, 2002

High School Cyber Program

High School Cyber Program
Co-Founded The Information Technology And Security Academy (ITSA) Alamo Colleges’ Information Technology and Security Academy established as a dual-college credit program
02 Aug, 2002

Startup CIAS Funding

Startup CIAS Funding
Garnered First Air Force Funding For CIAS ($2.5M) AF Research & Development Funds through DoD Appropriations Bill. Total UTSA has received since, nearly $90M from DoD and DHS.
13 Sep, 2002

Citywide Cyber Exercise

Conceived And Co-Lead Dark Screen Exercise Dark Screen Nation’s first Metropolitan area cyber exercise held in San Antonio
2003
20 Jun, 2003

UT Regents Approve Degrees

UT Regents Approve Degrees
UTSA Information Assurance Degree Bachelor’s degree in infrastructure assurance and Concentration in infrastructure assurance in the Master’s of Science degree in Information Technology
15 Sep, 2003

Dark Screen Final Phase

Dark Screen Final Phase
Dark Screen Final Phase Dark Screen Phase III
2007
01 Jun, 2007

Cyber Research Institute Founded

Cyber Research Institute Founded
Co-Founded The Institute For Cyber Security (ICS) The founding of Institute for Cyber Security at UTSA
03 Sep, 2007

Citywide Cyber University/College Forum

Founded The Cyber Innovation And Research Consortium (CIRC) Cyber Innovation and Research Consortium established among area colleges and universities
2009
12 Aug, 2009

San Antonio Home To 24 AF

San Antonio Home To 24 AF
AF Selects San Antonio For AF “Cyber Command” Air Force selects Lackland AFB as the new home to AF Cyber Command (24 AF)
2010
01 Oct, 2010

CyberPatriot Teams Fielded

Fielded Initial CyberPatriot Teams Promoted CyberPatriot and served initial 24 teams
2011
26 Apr, 2011

Mayor’s Cyber Cup Luncheon

Mayor’s Cyber Cup Luncheon
Established The San Antonio Mayor’s Cyber Cup Luncheon CTF holds inaugural Cyber Cup Luncheon for high school participants and coaches. Sponsored by area IT and cyber industry companies.
2012
01 Feb, 2012

CyberPatriot Center Of Excellence

CyberPatriot Center Of Excellence
Earned Designation As A CyberPatriot Center Of Excellence (COE) San Antonio, with CTF leadership, designated as CyberPatriot Center of Excellence
03 Mar, 2012

Middle School Cyber Camp

Conceived And Developed CyberSTAR Middle School Camp First Middle Cybersecurity School Camp developed in concert with Southwest High School students and teachers
24 Mar, 2012

National Champs!!!

National Champs!!!
CyberPatriot National Champions! Information Technology and Security Academy (ITSA) Wins CyberPatriot National Championship!
31 Mar, 2012

College Fair For Students

College Fair For Students
Incorporated A College Fair At Cyber Cup Addition of College Fair with CIRC colleges and universities professors engaging with students
2015
22 Apr, 2015

CyberTexas Founded

CyberTexas Foundation Established Standup of CyberTexas Foundation to institutionalize cyber activities. Directors Joe Sanchez Mark Gravely Chris Cook
2016
19 Jan, 2016

Creation Of St. Mary’s Cybersecurity Program

Creation Of St. Mary’s Cybersecurity Program
Initiated And Lead Development Of St. Mary’s University Cyber Program Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity and Certificate in Cybersecurity was implemented
15 Apr, 2016

F.B.I. Director’s Award

F.B.I. Director’s Award
CyberTexas Foundation Selected – F.B.I. Director’s Community Leadership Award CyberTexas named as F.B.I. Director’s Community Leadership Award
01 Jul, 2016

Texas-Wide High School Curriculum Approved

Texas-Wide High School Curriculum Approved
Principles Of Cybersecurity High School Course Approved By Texas Education Agency (TEA) TEA approves Principles of Cybersecurity (from CyberSTAR) as an Innovative Course. Developed by Southwest I.S.D. and CyberTexas.
23 Aug, 2016

Recognition Of Our Cyber Pioneers

Recognition Of Our Cyber Pioneers
Conceived The San Antonio Cyber Hall Of Honor CyberTexas creates the San Antonio Cyber Hall of Honor. Mr. Larry Merritt, Mr. Lee Sutterfield, Dr. Greg White, and Dr. Glenn Dietrich inaugural inductees.
2018
29 Jan, 2018

Second Hall Of Honor Class

Second Hall Of Honor Class
2017 Cyber Hall Of Honor Inductees Mr. Robert Kaufman, Mr. Fred Ramirez, and Mr. Dwayne Williams inducted
14 Aug, 2018

Third Hall Of Honor Class

Third Hall Of Honor Class
Cyber Hall Of Honor Inductees Dr. Arthur Conklin, Dr. Keith Harrison, Ms. Angela Collazo, Mr. Arthur Celestin, Mr. Chris Gerritz  inducted (pictured)
06 Oct, 2018

Title Sponsor Of Cyber Card Game

Title Sponsor Of Cyber Card Game
Cyber Threat Defender Card Game Tournament Title Sponsor of UTSA/CIAS first annual CyberThreat Defender Card Game Tournament – over 32 participants trained in cybersecurity fundamentals. Winner 12-year-old Hamza Alsmadi Pictured with Dr. Greg White, UTSA, and Adam Cavazos, CyberTexas
09 Nov, 2018

Most Teams In The Nation…Again!

Most CyberPatriot Teams Fielded (318) In The Nation For the third-year consecutive year, San Antonio fields most CyberPatriot teams in the nation
15 Nov, 2018

Developers Of Hands-On Cyber Exhibit

Developers Of Hands-On Cyber Exhibit
MathAlive! Exhibit Cyber Component Development Lead consultant to Evergreen Enterprises in their development of a cyber component to their exhibit to spark the imagination, to reveal not only math at work but the endless possibilities of math. Debut Honolulu, Hawaii – November 15, 2018 Canberra, Australia – Dec 1, 2018
2019
30 Mar, 2019

9th Annual San Antonio Mayor’s Cyber Cup Awards Luncheon And College Fair

9th Annual San Antonio Mayor’s Cyber Cup Awards Luncheon And College Fair
2019 San Antonio Mayor’s Cyber Cup Luncheon And College Fair Once again, the CyberTexas Foundation (501c3), the San Antonio CyberPatriot Center of Excellence and partners across the San Antonio-area (including the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, Cybersecurity San Antonio, SA TecoSystem, Tech Bloc, Alamo Air Force Association, Alamo AFCEA, and..Read More
20 Aug, 2019

2019 CyberTexas Job Fair In Collaboration With Clearedjobs.Net

2019 CyberTexas Job Fair CyberTexas Job Fair: The CyberTexas Job Fair in collaboration with ClearedJobs.net is a hiring event for cleared and non-cleared cybersecurity professionals as well as college-level students in a cybersecurity degree program. The Job Fair is held on the first day of the CyberTexas conference from 11..Read More
20 Aug, 2019

Fourth Hall Of Honor Class

Fourth Hall Of Honor Class
2019 Cyber Hall Of Honor Inductees J. Micheal Kretzer, Daniel M. Teal, Kevin J. Ziese, and Josh Beck inducted
20 Aug, 2019

Combined Conference, Tradeshow Exhibit, And Job Fair

Combined Conference, Tradeshow Exhibit, And Job Fair
2019 IISC & CyberTexas Combined Conference DESCRIPTION: The CyberTexas Foundation’s conference, Tradeshow Exhibit and Job Fair will be held August 20-21. The theme is “Cybersecurity Communities Throughout Texas.” While the focus is on Texas communities, the information will have universal appeal and applications for organizations and communities nationwide. Attendees will..Read More
2020
29 Feb, 2020

2020 San Antonio Mayor’s Cyber Cup

2020 San Antonio Mayor’s Cyber Cup
10th annual San Antonio Mayor’s Cyber Cup college fair and luncheon. This is the recognition for all area Cyber Patriot participants. About this Event College fair 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM Luncheon 11:30 AM – 1:30 AM