Does Cyber Florida’s mission of cybersecurity education, engagement, and research resonate with you?

Cyber Florida was established by the Florida legislature in 2014 to expand Florida’s cybersecurity industry, improve the state’s overall cybersecurity posture, and increase the number of cybersecurity professionals through education, research, and public engagement. With increased state and grant funding, we need more team members to accomplish our goals. We are a diverse, dedicated team of professionals committed to making Cyber Florida’s mission a reality and helping as many organizations and individuals as we can in the process.

Are you looking for a workplace with a competitive total package?

Cyber Florida is administered by the University of South Florida, a Preeminent State Research University. USF offers a comprehensive benefits package with options for health, vision, dental, life, disability, and supplemental insurance, as well as, retirement, paid holidays, generous annual and sick leave, tuition programs, and more. Cyber Florida also offers a hybrid work environment.

Would you like to come work with us? Check out our current openings below:

Graduate Assistant

(This is a student position.)

Job ID: 33593
Hiring Salary/Salary Range: $17.63/hour, depending on experience.
Average Number of Hours per Week:Up to 20
Schedule:Monday – Friday, Flexible around class schedule within business hours of 8:00 AM. – 5:00 PM.


  • Monitor state and federal cyber policy and legislative initiatives.
  • Conduct frequent scans and report on cyber-related news from state and federal agencies.
  • Assist in the development and submission of state and federal policy proposals, white papers, requests for information, etc.
  • Assist with designated event planning related to Cyber Florida public policy objectives (Cyber Academic Roundtable)
  • Coordinate the schedule, communications, and necessary documents for Cyber Florida governance meetings.
  • Assist in maintaining strategic relationships with designated Cyber Florida partners and stakeholders.
  • Perform other duties as required to support the work of the unit.



  • Current Graduate student at the University of South Florida
  • Pursuing master’s cybersecurity or closely related degree (Appropriate college coursework, technical training, or industry certifications may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience)


  • Experience or a basic level of understanding of cybersecurity exercises, training, or procedures.
  • Customer service experience is preferred.
  • Strong interest in cybersecurity and technology.
  • Current or prior education in cybersecurity, computer science, or related degree.

Special Skills:

  • Basic understanding of how to work with a Windows PC
  • Student must exhibit excellent verbal and written communication skills, be punctual, detail oriented, and demonstrate initiative and a willingness to learn and help.
  • Student must be responsible, reliable, and dependable.
  • Student must handle confidential information in a professional and ethical manner and abide by all applicable legal requirements.

Standard Learning Objectives: As a result of this position, student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate basic employability skills such as: timeliness to work, appropriate dress, interpersonal communication, and time management.
  • Receive and solicit feedback from supervisor and effectively apply feedback on the job.
  • Assess workplace and demonstrate how personal talents, skills, and knowledge fit into the employer’s goals, mission, and vision.
  • Demonstrate appropriate skills considered valuable in cybersecurity fields.
  • Communicate transferable and functional skills to prospective employers.


  • Resume
  • Statement of Interest for work in a Security Operations Center (approximately 2 paragraphs).
  • Create a brief report on a current cybersecurity threat (approximately 2 paragraphs).