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The UWF Center for Cybersecurity is the regional hub for cybersecurity education and research, including multidisciplinary programs and certificates, research opportunities, outreach activities, and industry partnerships.


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UWF has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

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UWF is an NSA-DHS Center of Academic Excellence Regional Resource Center. As the NSA-DHS CAE Regional Resource Center for the South East, UWF provides leadership to advance cyber defense education among colleges and universities in the South East.

UWF is the NSA/DHS Center of Academic Excellence Regional Resource Center for Southeast

As the NSA/DHS Cybersecurity CAE Regional Resource Center for the Southeast, UWF provides leadership to advance cyber defense education among colleges and universities in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Puerto Rico and South Carolina.

Learn more about our NSA/DHS Cybersecurity CAE Southeast Regional Resource Center activities


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Center for Cybersecurity to host CAE Executive Leadership Forum

Academia, industry and government executives will learn about national initiatives and network with peers to delve into cybersecurity education and workforce development at the 2019 Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Executive Leadership Forum (ELF). The forum is sponsored by the NSA/DHS National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Program (CAE-CD and CAE-CO) and hosted by the Center for Cybersecurity at the University of West Florida. 

Learn more about the CAE Executive Leadership Forum


Scholarship opportunity

The Center for Cybersecurity is accepting applications from undergraduate and graduate students for its 2019 Department of Defense (DoD) Cyber Scholarship Program (CySP). Send the completed application, including all support documentation, to Dr. Guillermo Francia III in Building 4, Room 237 by no later than 5 p.m. on January 24, 2019.

For any information, email Dr. Francia III at gfranciaiii@uwf.edu.

Learn more about the scholarship opportunities


 

Faculty Spotlight

Name: Guy Garrett

Title: Assistant Director

Alma maters: A.B.J. Publication Management, University of Georgia; M.B.A., University of Phoenix; M.S. Computer Science & Software Engineering, University of West Florida

Previous employer: Associate Professor of Cybersecurity & Program Coordinator Sector 512 Cybersecurity & Communications Training Center, Gulf Coast State College

Areas of cybersecurity expertise: System and Network Defense, Risk Management, Infrastructure Design

Research background: Developing hands-on, scenario-based, and competency-driven training; business and program development; keynote presenter for USNORTHCOM CiberLibertad II (Mexico City), CyberLibertad 17 (Miami); instructor/evaluator/academic liaison for inaugural multi-national cybersecurity field training exercise, Tradewinds 2018; 2018 National Cyberwatch Center Innovation in Cybersecurity Education -- Best Local Partnership "Guiding Girl Scouts Through a Computer Science Journey"

Interests outside of cybersecurity: Writing, cooking, travel and gaming


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