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Wisdom abounds in this chat with the esteemed Dr. Nicole Beebe, the UTSA Department Chair of Information Systems and Cyber Security and Melvin Lachman Endowed Chair. We talk about the value of education, diversity, and what prospective students should know about opportunities at UTSA (including the new Applied Cyber Analytics program!) For more information, visit
Threat Intelligence

Threat Intelligence


Deron and Lauren keep the convo going with a short chat about threat intelligence - what it is, how organizations can use it, and recent examples of useful reporting. 
Risk Management

Risk Management


Deron and Lauren are back in the saddle with a conversation about the what, why and how of risk management. This primer kicks off a series of related topics in the realm of risk, threats, and vulnerabilities.
From solar race cars to mentoring to micro-lending initiatives, Bobby Blount's lifetime of volunteerism in and around San Antonio has made a lasting impact. In this conversation, we learned more about the cyber transformation San Antonio has experienced over the years, the latest in  K-12 and higher education cyber initiatives, and his advice on getting started with volunteering.Bobby Blount is an engineer currently serving as The MITRE Corporation Cyber Operations Innovation and Partnership Lead and the San Antonio Site Leader. Bobby has received national, state and local recognitions for his community support efforts and initiatives. With 23 years of school board service, he currently serves as Chair or President of the San Antonio Area African American Community Fund, Bexar County School Boards Coalition, Go Public Campaign and Dragons Soccer Club.
Join Deron as he sits down with one of our nation's great cyber experts, Mr. Bob Butler, to hear insights from his distinguished career in information technology, intelligence, and national security that spans 34 years in both public and private sectors.Mr. Butler previously served as the first Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy. In this role, Mr. Butler acted as the principal advisor to the Secretary of Defense and other Defense leaders on the development of cyber strategy and policy. Mr. Butler is a retired U.S. Air Force colonel and a former member of the Defense Department’s Senior Executive Service. He also serves as a fellow at the Center for New American Security (CNAS) and is a member of the Texas State Cyber Security, Education and Economic Development Council.
The Lone Star Cyber Podcast sat down with Valerie Menchaca, Director of the Boerne ISD P-Tech Academy. Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-Tech) allows students to earn an industry-recognized associate's degree and gain critical work experience - all while pursuing their high school diploma! We hope all parents and students in the district will listen to this episode about Boerne's new cybersecurity program, and learn more at
The Lone Star Cyber Podcast brings you the 2nd episode of the Port San Antonio feature series! We sat down with Will Garrett, Vice President of Talent and Technology Development and Integration, to dive into the amazing cyber and STEM education, innovation and collaboration at Port SA. Learn more at
In this expansive conversation at Port San Antonio, the Lone Star Cyber Podcast sat down with President and CEO Jim Perschbach. From the new $70M innovation and gaming Tech Port Center and Arena to robotics, DeLoreans and Tesla Coils, this is one you won't want to miss. Learn more about cybersecurity at Port San Antonio at
The Lone Star Cyber Podcast sits down with Jeff Fair, Vice President of Cybersecurity and Economic Development at San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, to learn about their programs and partnerships. Follow Cybersecurity San Antonio on LinkedIn and learn more at and!
The Lone Star Cyber Podcast heads to The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) for a conversation with (Ret.) Brig. General Guy M. Walsh, the Executive Director of the National Security Collaboration Center. Learn more at
Cyber Resiliency

Cyber Resiliency


In Lone Star Cyber's first official cyber chat, Deron and Lauren discuss what cyber resiliency means and how organizations can tackle this important concept.
In this introductory episode, Deron and Lauren share backgrounds and discuss the mission of the Lone Star Cyber Podcast. Welcome to the show!
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