Wyatt C. Cook
Show Date: May 13th, 2020
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Wyatt C. “Chris” Cook
Col., United States Air Force, (ret.)
San Antonio Cyber Consultants
Wyatt C. “Chris” Cook, Col, USAF (ret.):
* Principal owner of San Antonio Cyber Consultants — an independent executive management consultancy specializing in expanding cyber security academic programs, retaining, recruiting and growing cyber security businesses, and increasing community cyber security awareness and preparedness.
Col. Cook has forty-five years of public service, serving in senior intelligence, cyber, cyber security and public safety leadership positions.
During twenty-eight years of military service in the United States Air Force, Chris filled a variety of positions;, serving in Washington DC (at the Pentagon and National Security Agency); San Antonio, Texas; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Panama City, Panama; Taipei, Taiwan and Misawa, Japan. His final Air Force assignment was as Director of Staff, Air Intelligence Agency (now 25th Air Force), in San Antonio.
After retiring from the United States Air Force at the rank of Colonel, he served as Director of Strategic Planning, Facilities, and Contract Management, for the San Antonio area regional 9-1-1 district, from 2003-2014.
During his time at Bexar 9-1-1, he also served as a volunteer to lead the community’s participation in DARK SCREEN – a 2003 community based cyber defense exercise by UTSA’s Center for Information Assurance and Security.
Col Cook also:
– Co-chaired the 2005, 2008, and 2014 San Antonio Information Technology (and Cyber) Economic Impact Studies.
– Led the successful effort to attract the new AF Cyber Command (24th Air Force) to San Antonio.
– Organized the San Antonio area CyberPatriot program, an Air Force association youth STEM education and cyber defense competition.
In 2015, Col. Cook was invited to participate in the UTSA College of Business, Cyber and Analytics Board of Directors in 2019.
In 2014, he opened a consultancy, San Antonio Cyber Consultants. He joined the Armour.io and Military City, USA Foundation Board of Directors in 2014; the InfoCyte, and the New Dominion Enterprises, and SA TecoSystem, Board of Directors.
He served as the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Military Liaison to the 25th Air Force Commander, as an Honorary 67th Cyberspace Wing (24th Air Force) Commander.
Col Cook was a co-founder and Director of the San Antonio CyberPatriot Center of Excellence and Director of the CyberTexas Foundation (a 501c3).
He was presented the CyberPatriot Order of Merit in 2014, was recognized as a San Antonio Tech Titan in 2015, and as an FBI Director’s Community Leader in 2016. He was inducted into the CyberPatriot Hall of Honor in 2020.