San Antonio’s Cybersecurity Hub
The Alamo City is home to our nation’s second-largest concentration of cybersecurity experts—and growing. Over 1,000 of those industry professionals are based in Port San Antonio’s large campus—a proven strategic partner to the region’s cyber community.
Our customers serve defense and private-sector operations, including banking, aerospace, medical and other industries.
In close collaboration with our customers and partners, we’re growing an dynamic place where cybersecurity is thriving as it captures opportunities in our region, across the country and around the world.
More than 1,000 cybersecurity experts—uniformed and civilian—are employed by the Air Force within the Port San Antonio campus.
A HOME FOR LEADERS
Cybersecurity operations at the Port are anchored by the national headquarters for the Air Forces Cyber, also known as the Cyber Command. Here, hundreds of uniformed and civilian personnel protect the integrity of the Air Force’s IT assets around the world.
Private-sector firms are also growing at our large campus. They’re here to support Department of Defense cyber operations on our campus and throughout the region as well as a growing private-sector clientele.
Our 1,900-acre campus is the single-largest commercial property in the region. And we have plenty of room for growth.
We’re within 2 to 20 minutes driving distance from other major technology hubs, including the 16th Air Force, Lackland Air Force Base, downtown San Antonio, the city’s medical center and major area manufacturers.
Available spaces for start-up and established cybersecurity operations range from 4,000 to 32,000 square feet.
- Move-in ready finished-out to customers’ specifications
- Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) options available
- Access to full suite of AT&T telecommunications infrastructure
- In-house cabling support
- State-of-the art meeting/conference facilities for 10 to 200 people
- Support for private/charter aircraft at our airport
- Furnished residences to support relocations and temporary assignments
A NEW HOME FOR TECHNOLOGY
The newest space to support the growth of our cybersecurity customers was completed in 2018. Project Tech Building 1 is a 90,000-square-foot modern facility specifically designed to meet the security needs of the cyber community, with features that include redundant power and telecommunications as well as SCIF finish-out options.
The project is part of a multi-building complex to support cybersecurity and other advanced technology operations. Similar new facilities are now being planned, including the under-construction Project Tech Building 2.
Already halfway leased, the five-story, 174,000-square-foot Project Tech Building 2 will be similar to its predecessor in having features important to cybersecurity operations — including telecommunications connectivity and fully redundant power.
EDUCATION AND INNOVATION
The Port is advancing plans to build a comprehensive innovation center in the heart of the campus in the months ahead.
The center will be a dynamic resource accessible to students, their families, academia, startup entrepreneurs and seasoned tech professionals alike. It will be a place where they can gather to learn, work alongside peers, innovate, and connect with some of the fastest-growing advanced technologies in the world. And it will be a fun and exciting world-class destination.
Its features will allow it to host electronic gaming and other tech competitions, music concerts and additional types of entertainment. And state-of-the-art connectivity throughout the facility will also open its offerings to audiences around the world.
Innovation center rendering
The center’s components will include the following: a technology / gaming arena; technology museum; collaborative maker / technology-transfer space; and an industry showroom that will accelerate the development of new innovative technologies by bringing together people from throughout the region.
The innovation center will also significantly expand the size and reach of the San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology (SAMSAT) and partner organizations that include The WEX Foundation – a nationally renowned NASA-funded program that provides innovative STEM curricula focused on space exploration.
A global center for cybersecurity excellence begins with world-class educators.
The University of Texas at San Antonio — Among the nation’s top two graduate programs in cybersecurity, according to a 2016 ranking by universities.com
Alamo Colleges — The region’s community college district, with an array of information technology degree and certificate programs.
Alamo Academies—Part of Alamo Colleges and based at the St. Philip’s College campus neighboring the Port, the nationally-acclaimed dual-credit program provides college-level training to top high school students in advanced technology, including cybersecurity, aerospace and advanced manufacturing.
Hallmark University — An innovative San Antonio-based nonprofit university whose curricula are aligned with industries’ needs. Offerings include a bachelor’s of information technology with a concentration in cybersecurity as well as other degree and customized certificate programs.
For nearly 20 years, our mission has been to serve as a big economic engine for San Antonio: Our success is directly measured by our customers’ success.
To achieve this, our in-house team of business development professionals works hand-in-hand across our industries to support their growth strategies, including identifying and pursuing new markets.
We also collaborate with many local partners who share our passion to grow San Antonio’s standing as a top destination for cybersecurity operations and innovation.