Cybersecurity is steadily becoming an area of focus throughout the nation, with states and cities seeing it as an opportunity to grow business opportunities by making themselves ‘hubs’ for cyber. Accenture opened a threat analysis center in San Antonio this week which help monitor client networks against attacks.
San Antonio is known to be the destination of the 24th Air Force, the Air Force’s Cyber Command Unit. According to Accenture’s senior director Lance Grether, part of the decision to place the center in San Antonio is because of Accenture sees the city as becoming a central hub for cybersecurity.
“We believe San Antonio is going to be a center of gravity for security issues throughout the United States,” Grether said.
San Antonio is currently making an effort to attract cybersecurity firms like Accenture, according to Matt Pirko, a site manager for ManTech International Corp.
“They are looking to us as the area to change their operations or expand their operations,” he said.
Accenture not only reactively monitors networks for intrusions but also looks at software, assessing possible vulnerabilities.
“This is basically what we do to prevent attacks from occurring. It’s not reactionary,” Grether said.