Developing Cybersecurity Curriculum with Cyber Threat Intelligence and Honeypot Platform

Join UNF on June 26, 2023 for a workshop on cybersecurity curriculum development!

With the rapid development of attackers’ Techniques, Tactics, and Procedures (TTP), it is necessary for cybersecurity analysts to develop cyber defense knowledge to protect cyber assets. The field of cyber threat intelligence provides a broad range of techniques for collecting useful information to analyze the attacker’s TTP. In this workshop hosted by the University of North Florida, instructors will discuss the development of a Cyber Threat Intelligence course. Moreover, they will discuss how the deployment of a Honeypot server can be used to improve students’ understanding of cyberattacks. Finally, they will discuss issues and considerations related to the development of cybersecurity curricula.

This workshop is open to all – click the link below to register!

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2023-05-23T09:18:44-04:00May 23, 2023|

Tampa Bay Safety Summit

Port Tampa Bay and Tampa International Airport are proud to announce the 8th Annual Tampa Bay Safety Summit!

The 2023 Tampa Bay Safety Summit will include a vast range of local, state and federal representatives, as well as a variety of industry experts to engage you with presentations and panel discussions relating to safety, security and operational readiness, in an open forum setting.

This year’s keynote speaker will be General Kenneth F. “Frank” McKenzie, USMC, Retired. General McKenzie is the former Commander, United States Central Command (CENTCOM). His distinguished and highly decorated military career includes over 42 years of honorable service to our country. Today, General McKenzie serves as the Executive Director of Cyber Florida as well as USF’s Global and National Security Institute.

Additionally, Cyber Florida’s Emilio F. Salabarria will be presenting on the Critical Infrastructure Risk Assessment. If you want to learn more about this initiative and how your organization can help protect Florida, register now and ask your questions live!

Featured Speakers

  • General Kenneth F. “Frank” McKenzie, USMC, Retired – Executive Director USF Global and National Security Insitute & Executive Director Florida Center for Cybersecurity, aka Cyber Florida
  • Emilio F. Salabarria, Deputy Senior Executive Advisor, Cyber Florida
  • Paul Anderson, President and CEO, Port Tampa Bay
  • Dr. Yu Yu Zhang, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of South Florida (USF)
  • And more!


  • Session 1 – Port Resiliencey (Maritime and Aviation)
  • Session 2 – Drones & Advanced Air Mobility
  • Session 3 – Current Challenges for CBP in the Maritime & Aviation Environment
  • Session 4 – Statewide Critical Infrastructure Risk Assessment

Event Details

  • When – Tuesday, June 06, 2023
    • Sign-in and Continental Breakfast starts at 7:45 AM
  • Where – Tampa International Airport, Main Terminal Event Space
    • Parking available in the Economy Parking Lot
    • Take SkyConnect Train to Main Terminal. Access station from elevators located on Level 1 of the garage
    • Event Space is located in between Airsides E & F on Level 3
    • Parking validation will be provided at sign-in
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2023-05-22T11:02:55-04:00May 22, 2023|

2023 FBI Cyber and Emerging Threat Symposium

Join us June 1, 2023 for the FBI Cyber and Emerging Threat Symposium!

An external attacker can breach an organization’s network perimeter and gain access to local network resources in 93% of cases. This study included financial organizations, fuel and energy organizations, government bodies, industrial businesses, IT companies and other sectors.

As cybercriminals continue to breach organizations the Florida Technology Council, in partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cyber Florida and the University of Florida bring you the latest cybersecurity trends, threats and necessary information to protect yourself and your organization before, during, and after an attack.

This free symposium will feature presentations and question and answer sessions with FBI special agents who specialize in combating and investigating cybercrimes, foreign intelligence matters, crimes against children and more. And we aren’t stopping there – for the first time ever, this event will include a Cyber Table Top Exercise and Incident Response Plan Discussion, a Counter Intelligence Threat Presentation from the FBI, as well as a high level session hosted by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

Discover the tactics identity thieves use, how to protect your organization and so much more. This educational symposium is open to all county, city, and municipality leadership as well as academic and business professionals without cost.

2023-05-22T08:54:37-04:00May 22, 2023|

The Ferré Institute CLASS: A Conversation about Cybersecurity Culture

Join us on June 8, 2023 for a conversation on promoting Cybersecurity Culture in your organization.

The Ferré Institute’s Civic Leadership and Service Series (CLASS) offers engaging discussions with public service leaders in the areas of civic engagement and leadership, community infrastructure, and social justice.

Co-Sponsored by: FIU Jorge M. Pérez

Metropolitan Center Partners:

  • Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy
  • Department of Public Policy and Administration
  • The Children’s Trust of Miami-Dade County
  • Broward County Children’s Services Council American Society for Public Administration – South Florida Chapter
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2023-05-18T09:39:00-04:00May 18, 2023|

Putts and PD: Professional Development to Get You On The Ball

Cyber Florida’s Operation K12 and AFCEA’s Central Florida Chapter invites new and veteran cybersecurity teachers, principals, and career and technical education coordinators to the 3rd Annual Putts and PD Event!

Day 1 will be virtual and will include guest speakers, curriculum resources, and valuable classroom tools. Day 2 will be held at Top Golf in Tampa and will include a live demo of the Florida Cyber Hub, 2 hours of golf, food, and drink, most importantly, networking with some of the best teachers in the business from across the state!

Teachers must attend Day 1 to be eligible for Day 2. All others may attend one or both days.

All attendees must register for each day of the event separately.

Day 1: July 27 9:00 am- 3:00 pm ET

Day 2: July 28 10:00 am- 2:00 pm ET

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2023-05-22T08:54:51-04:00April 19, 2023|

Cyber Florida to Host NCAE Cyber Games Finals

Cyber Florida at the University of South Florida is proud to host the national championship round of the NCAE Cyber Games on April 22 on the University of South Florida-Tampa campus.

Funded by a grant from the National Security Agency’s National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NCAE-C) program, NCAE Cyber Games is dedicated to inspiring college students to enter the exciting (and sometimes profitable!) realm of cyber competitions. Cyber competitions are a valuable addition to any college student’s resume, but they can be intimidating for first-timers. NCAE Cyber Games is creating a new style of collegiate cybersecurity competition for college students who have never competed before, where they can learn about cyber competitions in an environment focused on teamwork, building confidence, and growing their skills.

Now in its second year, the program has grown from about 500 competitors from 50 colleges and universities to 700+ competitors from more than 80 colleges and universities out of approximately 350 NCAE-C institutions.

Cyber Florida will host roughly 12o competitors from 11 regional winning teams to face off in a day-long competition to determine the Year 2 National Champions! The University of South Florida eSports crew will broadcast live the second half of the day on https://www.twitch.tv/ncaecybergames.

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2023-04-25T08:35:04-04:00April 6, 2023|

Cybersecurity Spring Symposium 2023

Join us for a symposium hosted by Palm Beach State College (PBSC) in partnership with the School District of Palm Beach County (SDPBC) to bring together academic researchers, student ethical hackers, industry practitioners and professionals to engage in information sharing to examine the latest cyber-defense techniques and emerging cybercrime threats. The symposium will serve as a foundation for making cybersecurity connections, information exchange, and problem-solving as students and industry professionals—work together to form alliances for a stronger and more prepared cybersecurity workforce to address the demands of a constantly evolving cyber threat landscape.

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2023-05-02T11:00:15-04:00April 5, 2023|

Tampa Bay Tech PoweredUP Tech Festival

Announcing the 4th Annual poweredUP Tech Fest, brought to you by Tampa Bay Tech!

This event features sessions on key trends to not only enlighten but inspire those working in tech in Tampa Bay, with tangible learnings to take back to their workplaces and amplify their projects and initiatives.

This year’s tracks will take a deeper dive into top trends in cybersecurity, the metaverse, blockchain, crypto, bitcoin, NFTs, sustainability in tech, tech for good, DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion,) leadership, the current state of our tech workforce and more!

Sessions include:

  • A Look into the Metaverse with Accenture
  • CISO Panel, moderated by Pam Lindemoen, CISO Advisor, Cisco
  • The Future is Female Led Panel, moderated by Lauren Coffey, TBBJ & Inno
  • Tech for Good: Purpose-driven Innovation with AWS

And, this year’s Keynote: Cathie Wood, CEO of Ark Invest, with Joe Hamilton, Founder of Catalyst and Metacity.

2023-05-10T12:46:22-04:00March 30, 2023|

2023 Government Innovation Florida

Public Sector Network invites you to join the conversation at Government Innovation Florida. This one-day, in-person event will provide the ideal meeting place to learn, collaborate, and discuss current trends and innovations being advanced by public sector leaders across the Sunshine state. With Tracks dedicated to Digital/CX, Data & Technology – this event will offer inspiring cases of innovation from leaders representing a cross-section of State & Local departments and agencies – and underpinned by transformative efforts intended to offer attendees the opportunity to reframe their understanding of innovation for the year to come.

Cyber Florida’s own Deputy Senior Executive Advisor Emilio F. Salabarria will be presenting Innovation in Practice: Cyber Secure Florida Initiative.

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2023-05-02T11:11:10-04:00March 29, 2023|

Hack Space Con ’23

Hack Space Con ’23 is a cybersecurity, infosec, space, aero defense hacker, technology, and science conference. This conference offers both free training workshops and 2-day professional training courses.

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2023-05-02T11:11:46-04:00March 28, 2023|