Center for Cybersecurity
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.
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.
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.
Cybersecurity For All® is Open for Enrollment
The Center for Cybersecurity at the University of West Florida is proud to announce the launch of its Cybersecurity for All ® program to organizations and the public with courses beginning in September. Cybersecurity for All ® is an innovative program to enhance readiness for evolving cybersecurity work roles and address the critical shortage of cybersecurity professionals.
For more information and course schedule, visit uwf.edu/CyberForAll.
UWF showcases cybersecurity initiatives internationally at NATO cyber conference
Breaking barriers as the first U.S. academic institution to participate in the NATO Cyber Defence project, the University of West Florida showcased its cybersecurity initiatives on the international stage at the 5th NATO Cyber Defence Smart Defence Projects Conference. Dr. Eman El-Sheikh shared innovative cybersecurity higher education practices in the U.S. geared toward workforce development, including the Centers of Academic Excellence Program and UWF’s best practices and role as one of the nation’s eight CAE Regional Resource Centers.
New downtown home
Operating out of a state-of-the-art facility in the Studer Community Institute Building in downtown Pensacola, the Center for Cybersecurity celebrated the grand opening of its new home on Monday, April 15, 2019.
The downtown location positions the Center to conduct innovative teaching, research and training for students, professionals and state agency personnel. The cutting-edge site supports full-spectrum cyber operations including detection, incident response, protection, recovery and investigation using hands-on, scenario-based training.
Center for Cybersecurity hosts Centers of Academic Excellence Executive Leadership Forum
Academia, industry and government executives addressed national challenges in cybersecurity workforce development, state and industry workforce needs, international cybersecurity education initiatives and industry innovations in cybersecurity at the 2019 Centers of Academic Excellence Executive Leadership Forum. The Center for Cybersecurity at the University of West Florida hosted the forum in partnership with the National Security Agency/U.S. Department of Homeland Security National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Program (CAE-CD and CAE-CO).
In the News
- October 17, 2019| Tampa Bay Times
- A new task force will examine Florida agencies’ cybersecurity
- October 4, 2019| UWF Newsroom| PNJ| Capital Soup
- UWF one step closer to addressing high-tech workforce demand through Triumph Gulf Coast proposal
- September 30, 2019| UWF Newsroom| Security Magazine| PNJ| WEAR-TV| Capital Soup| Security Infowatch| WUWF Radio| Florida Trend
- UWF cybersecurity director appointed to Florida Cybersecurity Task Force
- August 19, 2019| UWF Newsroom| Security Magazine| PNJ| WEAR-TV| Diverse Issues in Higher Education| Education News
- UWF Center for Cybersecurity launches Cybersecurity for All program to enhance workforce development
- May 17, 2019| PNJ| UWF Newsroom
- UWF showcases cybersecurity initiatives on international stage at NATO cyber conference
- April 25, 2019| Christian Science Monitor
- The other Mueller finding: How one state addresses Russian hacking risk
- April 25, 2019| Yahoo Finance| Help Net Security| TMCNet| Einpresswire| The Pilot-News| Valley City Times-Record| Wapakoneta Daily News| Malvern Daily Record| ForexTV| Insurance Technology
- Majority of SMB Leaders Say They Would Pay Ransom to Have Stolen Data Returned
- April 24, 2019| Florida Trend| Security Info Watch| PNJ| WEAR-TV| WKRG| UWF Newsroom
- UWF hosts best and brightest minds in cybersecurity at prestigious conference in Pensacola
- April 15, 2019| PNJ| UWF Newsroom| WEAR-TV
- UWF Center for Cybersecurity unveils new tech wonderland in the heart of Pensacola
UWF Center for Cybersecurity Blog
- June 21, 2019 18:30UWF summer camps enhance community's cybersecurity awareness
- December 08, 2018 12:30Cybersecurity ambassadors open students' eyes to the dangers of identity theft
- November 28, 2018 12:30Target Red Team senior engineer returns to alma mater to share advice, develop recruiting pipeline