Cybersecurity Ambassadors Program / Community Outreach

The UWF Center for Cybersecurity enhances cybersecurity awareness in the community through its Cybersecurity Ambassadors Program, hosting GenCyber camps and participating in outreach initiatives such as CyberPatriot and CyberThon.

Cybersecurity Ambassadors

University of West Florida cybersecurity students support school programs and generate interest in cybersecurity education and careers among K-12 students as part of the Center for Cybersecurity Ambassadors Program.

The ambassadors visit K-12 schools in Northwest Florida to share their cybersecurity expertise and increase students' cybersecurity awareness through engaging activities and demos. Students learn about binary code, router attacks, encryption and other cybersecurity-related topics. 

If interested in the ambassadors visiting your school to demo their capabilities and share educational and career opportunities, please contact us.


Community Outreach Programs

The Center for Cybersecurity supports the regional and broader community through outreach programs. 

Pathways to Cyber High School Camp

NSA GenCyber Program
Pathways to Cyber 

This camp provides fast-paced, hands-on training in cybersecurity and an introduction to the Linux operating system and command line. In addition, you will learn about cybersecurity educational programs and career paths.

Learn more about the Pathways to Cyber Camp

Cyberthon participants in a lab


CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program developed by the Air Force Association. The CyberPatriot competition places middle and high school students in the position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company.

Learn more about what it means to be a CyberPatriot

Cyberthon participants at a computer


CyberThon is a community event designed to give high school and college students hands-on experience in cyber defense and engagement procedures with instruction from active industry experts.

Learn more about CyberThon