Welcome! The Florida Center for Cybersecurity, also known as Cyber Florida, was established by the Florida Legislature in 2014 to help position Florida as a national leader in cybersecurity through education, research, and outreach. Hosted by the University of South Florida, Cyber Florida leads a spectrum of initiatives to inspire and educate future and current professionals, support industry-advancing research, and help people and organizations better understand cyber threats and what they can do to stay safer in cyberspace.


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Defense & Innovation: A Cybercrime Symposium

Join February 14 & 15 for a two-day symposium hosted by Cyber Florida in partnership with the University of South Florida and InfraGard to bring together academic researchers, industry practitioners, and law enforcement professionals to examine the latest intelligence on emerging cybercrime threats. The symposium will serve as a platform for connecting, information-sharing, and problem-solving as these three groups—practitioners, researchers, and law enforcement—work together to mitigate the constantly evolving cyber threat landscape.


Statewide Assessment Begins

  • Oct. 21, 2022—Tampa, Fla– The Florida Center for Cybersecurity (Cyber Florida) at the University of South Florida and Florida Digital Service are working together to launch the state’s first statewide assessment of both public and private critical infrastructure cybersecurity pursuant to House Bill 5001, Appropriation 2944B. The appropriation provides $7 million in funding to Cyber […]


New Podcast Launches

  • Do We Belong Here is a podcast dedicated to proving that EVERYONE has a place in the world of cybersecurity. Hosted by Tashya Denose, the Cyber Whisperer, Pam Lindemoen, the Chief Information Security Officer Advisor at Cisco, and produced by Cyber Florida’s Sarina Gandy, our show focuses on highlighting the industry leaders who are working to make cybersecurity a more inclusive and […]

Apply Now for CyberWorks Career Prep Training

Train to be a Tier 1 Cybersecurity Analyst in 19 Weeks

CyberWorks is a grant-funded program to help veterans, first responders, and members of historically underrepresented groups transition into cybersecurity careers. Full-tuition grants are available for those who qualify. Coursework is delivered online and designed to be manageable for busy, working adults. Learn more and apply now…



Check out the latest episode of the No Password Required podcast. We cover cybersecurity…and a lot of other stuff.

  • Hannah Sutor – a Senior Product Manager at GitLab with an Instagram alter ego that puts her in privacy superhero territory