Center for Cybersecurity
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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