In the most recent partnership between the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Cybersecurity Council and the San Antonio Council on International Visitors, the Council hosted four members of the government of Kazakhstan to discuss cybersecurity. This engagement is part of the Cybersecurity San Antonio mission of branding the Alamo City cybersecurity ecosystem. The Council has supported over fifteen international engagements in 2022 so far, extending or region’s well-known collaborative spirit around the globe and telling the story of the second-largest cybersecurity hub in the United States, right here in San Antonio.
The delegation represented several agencies within Kazakhstan and had a focus on combatting cybercrime and building a cybersecurity workforce. Jeff Fair, VP of Cybersecurity & Economic Development, presented an overview of the San Antonio cybersecurity ecosystem and how it has grown over the last three decades. The delegation asked several questions of the Council members about the role of the private and non-profit sectors in cybersecurity in the United States and what kinds of interaction with governmental entities each may have. The United States Department of State sponsored the delegation and initially hosted them in Washington before coming to San Antonio. They will be flying to Salt Lake City later this week before travelling back Kazakhstan.