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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.


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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.

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UWF is an NSA-DHS Center of Academic Excellence Regional Resource Center. As the NSA-DHS CAE Regional Resource Center for the South East, UWF provides leadership to advance cyber defense education among colleges and universities in the South East.

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.

Learn more about our NSA/DHS Cybersecurity CAE Southeast Regional Resource Center activities


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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. 

Learn more about the CAE Executive Leadership Forum


Faculty Spotlight

Name: Dr. Gregory Hall

Title: Research Scientist

Alma maters: Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Idaho; M.S. and B.S. University of West Florida

Previous employer: Accenture Federal Services; Endgame; Harris; Endeavor Systems; ManTech; and Texas State University

Areas of cybersecurity expertise: offensive cyber operations; vulnerability assessment; malware analysis; and digital forensics

Research background: malware genealogy; intelligence driven vulnerability assessment; binary diversification; insider threat detection; and moving target defenses

Interests outside of cybersecurity: performance automobile driving; console gaming; and Yorkshire terriers


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