Cyber Florida is proud to be a sponsor for CARVERCON, a conference focused on the CARVER Target Analysis and Vulnerability Assessment Methodology to be held on November 12 at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee Campus. Cyber Florida Staff Director Dr. Ron Sanders joins other esteemed speakers Leo “Godfather of CARVER” Labaj; General Edward Leacock, Former Deputy J2 of USAFRICOM; and Keynote Speaker Mark Kelton, former Chief of the CIA Counterintelligence Center and Deputy Director of the National Clandestine Service.
This year’s topics include
- How COVID-19 – and other bio-threats – could be weaponized
- The ever-growing cyber threat
- Emerging geopolitical enemies
- How security professionals can stay ahead of threats
- What’s next for the coming decade?
CARVERCON provides attendees with an opportunity to hear from a wide variety of critical infrastructure protection and vulnerability assessment subject matter experts. In the security industry, it is especially vital to stay on top of the latest and most detrimental threats that face our communities. CARVERCON addresses these concerns by looking at them head-on and provides attendees the opportunity to interact directly with industry-leading professionals.
The convention spotlights how the CARVER Target Analysis and Vulnerability Assessment Methodology is one of the most effective and comprehensive vulnerability assessment tools available and serves as a “red thread” for the day’s many discussions.
CARVERCON attendees leave the convention with a more developed understanding of challenges facing both public and private secure security professionals, as well as offers strategies on prevention and response.
Proceeds will benefit the USF Office of Veterans Success.
Cyber Florida and Women in Cybersecurity invite Tampa Bay students and professionals to spend an hour with an outstanding woman in cybersecurity: Brigadier General Tina B. Boyd, USA, Director, Headquarters United States Central Command. A graduate of West Point, the U.S. Army War College, and the Georgia Institute of Technology, BG Boyd will speak about her distinguished work in the field and the challenges and opportunities for women in cybersecurity. The event will be held from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the University of South Florida – St. Petersburg Campus University Student Center Ballroom. There is no cost and lunch is included; however, seating is limited and registration is required.
About Brigadier General Boyd
Brigadier General Tina Boyd received her commission as a Signal Officer from the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY. She is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College, Joint Professional Military Education, Joint Combined Warfighter School, NATO Senior Officer Strategic Course, Command and General Staff College, Combined Arms Staff Service School, the Battalion Brigade Signal Officer Course, the Signal Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, and Airborne School.
BG Boyd recently was the Commanding General of the 335th Signal Command (Theater) (Provisional). Her previous assignments include Deputy Commanding General – Cyber, 335th Signal Command (Theater), East Point, Georgia; Chief of Staff for the 335th Signal Command (T); Commander, Joint Enabling Capabilities Command Army Reserve Element, Norfolk, Virginia; Deputy Chief of Staff G-6, 84th Training Command (Unit Readiness), Fort Knox, Kentucky; Deputy Chief of Staff G-6, Great Lakes Division, Fort Sheridan, Illinois; Deputy Chief of Staff G-6, 100th Division, Fort Knox, Kentucky; Garrison S-6, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; S-3, United States Army Forces Command Augmentation Unit, Fort McPherson, Georgia; Battle Command Staff Training Project Manager, 87th Division, Birmingham, Alabama; Executive Officer Current Operations C3, Coalition Forces land Component Command, Camp Doha, Kuwait; Chief Air Defense Signal Officer, G-3, Third Army, Fort McPherson, Georgia; Assistant S-1, Platoon Leader, and Signal Company Executive Officer 11th Air Defense Signal Battalion, Darmstadt, Germany.
Brigadier General Boyd holds a master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania; a Master of Business Administration from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia; and a Bachelor of Science Degree from the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.
K-12 students and teachers: join us for a free webinar to learn more about cybersecurity awareness through a series of fun activities and games! One lucky student will walk away with an Amazon gift card just for attending!
Cyber Florida is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our Spring 2022 CyberWorks program! CyberWorks builds on the success of our New Skills for a New Fight program, which was designed to help veterans, first-responders, and others transition into cybersecurity careers, by adding a Community Cohort that is tailored to meet the needs of historically underrepresented groups such as women, people of color, and people with disabilities.
CyberWorks is a 12-week, hybrid course delivered through pre-recorded seminars; hands-on exercises in a virtual lab; and live, instructor-led discussions. Participants enjoy ongoing support from a dedicated program advisor who helps learners stay on track and weekly opportunities to interact with industry professionals through guest speaker sessions. Included in the program are various career readiness experiences such as professional resume and interview guidance as well as a closing networking reception that connects participants to potential employers. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a voucher to take the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) exam at no cost.
A limited number of full-tuition grants are available to those who qualify (application required) thanks to generous funding by JPMorgan Chase & Co. and the National Security Agency. Priority consideration for the New Skills for a New Fight cohort will be given to applicants who are veterans, transitioning military, and first-responders. Priority consideration for the Community Cohort will be given to applicants who are members of historically underrepresented groups, such as women, people of color, and people with disabilities. Each cohort has approximately 20 seats available.
Visit the program page to learn more and apply.