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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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Project Coordinator Needed

The Center for Cybersecurity seeks a Project Coordinator to plan, manage, and support the National Cybersecurity Workforce Development program. This position will serve as a liaison to stakeholders and partners, including the Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) Program Office, higher education and industry partners, UWF units, and external vendors. A full job description and link to apply can be found here.


Cybersecurity For All® Program Nationally Recognized

The Center's Cybersecurity for All® program has been recognized among the 2020 Innovations in Cybersecurity Education by National CyberWatch Center. The program's faculty team is pictured to the right. To learn more, read the National CyberWatch Center press release.

Cybersecurity for All®, is an innovative program to enhance readiness for evolving cybersecurity work roles and address the critical shortage of cybersecurity professionals. Organizations that would like to learn more about how the program can be customized to meet their workforce needs can contact the center at 850.474.3076 or cybersecurity@uwf.edu.

Additional information can also be found on the Cyber For All page.

Innovative Approaches To Cybersecurity Careers

Center director, Dr. Eman El-Sheikh, appeared as a guest on the SecurityMetrics podcast to discuss the variety of career opportunities in cybersecurity, our Cybersecurity for All® program, and other innovative ways of developing competencies for cybersecurity work roles and enhancing diversity in the field.


Cybersecurity for the New Normal

Covid-19 has introduced new routines like working or learning from home, so it’s important to make sure that you stay cyber aware and secure in your home office, school. During these times and even beyond, we are committed to helping our students, alumni, partners, and community enhance their cyber awareness for our evolving, remote world. This will include training events, tips from our faculty and staff experts, online learning resources, and how to engage through our other programs.

To learn more, visit our CyberAware page.

Adjunct Teaching Opportunities

The Center for Cybersecurity at the University of West Florida would like to identify professionals with teaching, training, industry and/or research experience who are interested in adjunct teaching opportunities that may arise. If you are interested in an adjunct teaching opportunity with the Center, please complete the application form and submit a PDF copy of your resume. The Center will notify you of any adjunct teaching opportunities that arise related to your area(s) of expertise. Please contact the Center for Cybersecurity at 850-474-2816 or email cybersecurity@uwf.edu if you have any questions. 

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NSF Cybercorps® Scholarship for Service / UWF Argo Cyber Emerging Scholars (ACES)

The CyberCorps® Scholarship for Service (SFS) program aims to recruit and train the next generation of highly skilled cybersecurity professionals to meet the evolving cybersecurity mission for federal, state, local, and tribal governments. The Argo Cyber Emerging Scholars (ACES) program will establish a cybersecurity community of practice to grow and sustain a superior cybersecurity workforce through scholarships, professional development, high-impact learning practices, hands-on cybersecurity skills development, transfer pathways, and community and employer partnerships. Visit the Argo Cyber Emerging Scholars page to learn more. 

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