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.



Pathways to Cyber High School Camp

Summer Camps

Our summer camps provide K12 students and teachers engaging instruction and hands-on skills-development, and an introduction to cybersecurity educational programs and career paths.

Learn more about our Summer Cyber Camps >


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