Partnerships & Community Outreach

The UWF Center for Cybersecurity works to enhance public understanding of cybersecurity and sponsors cybersecurity research done by local students and faculty.

Bringing Cybersecurity to the Forefront, Together

Through thoughtful, collaborative and strategic partnerships, we bring a level of illumination to cybersecurity that individually would not be possible, creating mutually beneficial relationships that positively impact workforce and economic development and community outreach.

The UWF Center for Cybersecurity partners with government, businesses and various industry entities and the community to address real-world cybersecurity issues while developing local talent, creating jobs, and encouraging and promoting cybersecurity as a whole. We work tactically with academic and strategic partners of all kinds, including AppRiver, IHMC, Navy Federal Credit Union and Northrop Grumman to deliver frictionless action plans for their unique cybersecurity needs. We also participate in community outreach programs that support and mentor K-12 and college students interested in cyber education.

Our Partners

  • AFCEA logo
  • Appriver Logo
  • Florida Center for Cybersecurity at University of South Florida logo
  • Florida West Logo
  • GBSI logo
  • General Dynamics Logo
  • ihmc logo
  • National Cyberwatch Center logo
  • National science foundation logo
  • US National Security Agency Seal
  • Navy Federal Credit Union logo
  • UCD Dublin Logo
  • Seal for the US Department of Homeland Security

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