The Texas Tribune presented a daylong symposium on cybersecurity and privacy in Texas on December 9, 2015. Among the issues they addressed: how prepared our cities are against cyberattacks; what the public sector can learn about cybersecurity from the private sector; whether the rewards of electronic medical records outweigh the risks; whether state agencies have improved at protecting our personal data; and — in the era of Edward Snowden and WikiLeaks — are there any secrets any more?

How Cybersecure Are Our Cities?

Chris Cook, principal at San Antonio Cyber Consultants; Mary Dickerson, chairwoman of the Texas Cybersecurity, Education and Economic Development Council and chief information security officer for the University of Houston and University of Houston System; David LaPlante, chief information security officer for the City of Houston; Hugh Miller, chief technology officer for the City of San Antonio; and moderator: Gregory White, director of the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

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Justin Ryan is a Manager in the Advisory Services practice of Ernst & Young LLP in San Antonio, Texas.He has held several leadership and advisory roles during his past four years serving at the United States Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team (AFCERT).He has experience with Intrusion Detection/Prevention (IDS/IPS) and Host Based Security (HBSS) System monitoring using industry standard Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) systems and Next-Generation Firewalls, and advanced commercial and government proprietary sensors.
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