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Council Discusses CFF and CFS

The Cybersecurity Council met Wednesday, August 3rd, at Port San Antonio to discuss the upcoming 2022 Cyber Future Summit set to take place October 26-28, 2022, at Port San Antonio’s newly built Tech Port Center + Arena.

Cybersecurity Council Chair Larry Hurtado, founder of Evanesco Inc., introduced Val Mukherjee, founder and chairman of the Cyber Future Foundation (CFF), who spoke to the Foundation’s origins and impor

tance of the annual Cyber Future Summit. The CFF was established in 2015 and currently has more than 7,000 members representing 16 critical sectors with a presence in over 40 countries.

The Cyber Future Summit is a perfect opportunity for business executives involved in cyber education and economic cooperation to connect and turn ideas into action. This directly aligns with San Antonio’s collaborative effort on recent workforce initiatives, including the City of San Antonio’s Ready to Work Program, as well as other cyber industry specific programs. The Summit will feature leaders in cyber and business professionals from around the world, providing a unique opportunity for San Antonio to showcase its cyber industry and solidify our region as a global leader.

Val’s presentation can be found here.

https://www.sachamber.org/clientuploads/Events/Presentations/CFS2022_Summit_Package.pdf?_t=1659970554

Following Val Mikherjee’s presentation on the Summit, the council briefly discussed legislative agenda items for the upcoming legislative session. A few examples of agenda items being considered are:

· Supporting increased support to afterschool cybersecurity programs

· Supporting small business cyber resiliency through increased funding of cybersecurity training

· Supporting streamlining privacy regulatory requirements for Texas businesses that deal with sensitive customer data

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