The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Business will host the 2018 Cyber Endeavour conference “Cyber and the Future of Military Affairs: Shaping the Next Evolution” June 19-21 at UTSA’s campus.
The symposium brings together military and civilian practitioners from across government, industry and academia to address critical cyber challenges. The conference is organized by the Department of Defense Information Operations Center for Research located at the Naval Postgraduate School and the Army Reserve Cyber Operations Group 335th Signal Command. Industry partners include IP Secure, UTSA’s College of Business and UTSA’s Vice President for Research.
“This conference is planned and executed each year as a training event for the Army Reserve Cyber Operations Group,” said CW4 Christopher Manuel of the Army Reserve Cyber Operations Group’s S-3 Special Projects. “San Antonio is well known as a cyber center of excellence, and our Army Reserve Cyber Protection Group is based in San Antonio. We also partnered with UTSA because of their highly-rated cyber curriculum and programs. Our goal is to improve participant’s cyber knowledge and professional networks.”
In addition UTSA will also host a Cyber X-Games featuring live cyber training exercises as well as a leadership symposium for the Army Reserves prior to the conference.
“Hosting this conference enhances UTSA’s reputation as a leader in the cyber security industry,” said Glenn Dietrich, professor of information systems and cyber security in the UTSA College of Business and the conference organizer. Dietrich is the lead researcher for UTSA’s Cyber P3 Initiative, which works to train army reservists to fill critical cyber security positions with the federal government.