About the Center

The Center for Cybersecurity’s vision is to be recognized as a leader among peer centers and institutes nationwide, and as a preferred partner in cybersecurity research, workforce education, and professional training across Northwest Florida. The Center serves as the hub for multidisciplinary cybersecurity research, education, outreach and partnerships.


Center Administration

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    Eman El-Sheikh

    Director

    Center for Cybersecurity

    850-474-3074

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    Dustin Mink

    Assistant Director

    Center for Cybersecurity

    850-474-3076

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    Gerry Hoewing

    Deputy Director of STEM Education

    Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret)

    850-474-2769

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    Julie White

    Office Administrator

    Center for Cybersecurity

    850-474-2999

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The UWF Cybersecurity Battle lab is a high-tech computing lab to support research, teaching, and outreach in network and system security.
Cybersecurity classes in action

Cybersecurity Battle Lab

The UWF Cybersecurity Battle lab is a high-tech computing lab to support research, teaching, and outreach in network and system security. It provides access to a simulated computer network that mirrors the topology and services of real-world, large- and small scale computer networks to experiment with network attack and defense methods in a secure and controlled environment. The simulated network unique in its design and capabilities across Florida’s state and private institutions is supported by the Computer Science Data Center that includes high-performance servers & storage area networks virtualizing the network infrastructure and services in the network and providing critical management services to support centralized user account management and sharing of file resources.

The Data Center is equipped with state-of-the art computing equipment including high-performance servers, switches, and storage area networks.
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Computer Science Data Center

The UWF Computer Science Data Center is equipped with state-of-the art computing equipment including high-performance servers, switches, and storage area networks. The equipment supports on-demand virtualization to meet a wide range of computing needs for teaching and research purposes. The Data Center provides the computing infrastructure to support the Cybersecurity Battle Lab.


Partnerships

AppRiver
the Florida Center for Cybersecurity
The Institute for Human & Machine Cognition
Global Business Solutions, Inc.
General Dynamics Information Technology
Northrop Grumman
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