USF 2023 Cyber Summer Camps Open for Registration

Registration for the 2023 University of South Florida cyber summer camps is now open!

If you’re looking for a fun and educational way to keep your K-12 student occupied this summer, check out the list of USF cyber camps available for elementary, middle, and high schoolers. These camps will provide a variety of immersive, hands-on activities to help students gain cyber skills and learn about the potential of a career in cybersecurity.

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2023-04-05T17:27:00-04:00February 6, 2023|

Helpful Tips to Avoid Phishing Attacks

Phishing is one of the most common types of cyberattacks that can seriously impact both individuals and organizations. These kinds of attacks can take place almost anywhere online; text, websites, and social media, but are most commonly seen in the form of email.

The SlashNext State of Phishing Report for 2022released in October, found that there was a 61% increase in the rate of phishing attacks in just the first 6 months of the year compared to last year’s data. Not only have the rates of phishing attacks increased, there was a 50% increase in attacks on mobile devices, with scams and credential theft at the top of the list of payloads.

With all of this in mind, it is perhaps more important than ever to stay vigilant against phishing attacks.

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2023-01-09T12:02:00-05:00January 9, 2023|

Super Cyber Camp

Bradenton parents: are you looking for a fun and educational opportunity for your 2nd – 7th grader this winter break? Register now for the Super Cyber Camp on January 2-6 at the State College of Florida Bradenton. Activities include Minecraft for junior engineers, creating virtual worlds, cybersecurity, and more! Registration closes on January 1, 2023.

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2022-12-15T10:31:27-05:00December 15, 2022|

Cybersecurity Internships for USF Students

USF students: are you looking for a hands-on cybersecurity internship opportunity that will provide valuable, real-world experience at a state government agency?

We’re proud to announce that, in partnership with Florida Digital Service, we have created several internship opportunities for USF students in cybersecurity-related programs to help you build your skills while building your professional network! These positions are onsite in Tallahassee and include a stipend in addition to hourly pay to cover living expenses.

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2022-11-21T07:58:41-05:00November 21, 2022|

The Top Red Flags of a Veterans Day Scam

As Veterans Day approaches, many Americans may be searching for opportunities to give back to those who have served our country by donating to charity. Unfortunately, malicious scammers on the internet are notorious for taking advantage of the honorary day by using communication techniques similar to trusted military nonprofits to mislead prospective donors. recently released an article discussing the top red flags of a veteran charity scam. According to the article, “Through targeted communications, scammers use names similar to well-known charities and flood their communications with words like “hero,” “sacrifice” and “disabled” to pull on the heartstrings of compassionate Americans. Oftentimes, these fake charities will create targeted lists by searching social media for people who support the military. Other times, these scammers will imitate existing fundraisers or charities around military observances—such as Veterans Day—when the military is top of mind.” 

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2022-11-10T11:02:12-05:00November 10, 2022|

Aviation ISAC – Student Cyber Challenge

Collegiate cyber teams: you are invited to register for the Aviation ISAC Student Cyber Challenge! In this challenge, teams of three will research, investigate, and find the solution to an attack on the global aviation network.

Five challenge categories will be offered:
– Digital Forensics
– Web Exploitation
– Binary Exploitation
– Networking
– Cryptography

Prizes will be offered for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

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2022-10-05T10:34:09-04:00October 5, 2022|

6th Annual National Cybersecurity Virtual Career Fair Open for Registration!

The 6th annual National Cybersecurity Virtual Career Fair, sponsored by the National Cybersecurity Training and Education (NCyTE) Center and the CAE in Cybersecurity Community, is right around the corner! This career fair brings together students, and alumni from over 380 institutions across the nation to connect with employers offering apprenticeships, internships, and full-time employment.

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2022-08-25T11:20:22-04:00August 25, 2022|

Registration is Open for ICL: Collegiate Cup!

College whitehatters: don’t miss out on the International Cyber League (ICL) Collegiate Cup competition! This competition is unique because unlike conventional competitions, ICL Collegiate Cup does not focus on hacking, basic network security or IT skills, but on cyber defense and incident response skills. For the first time, students will know if they are truly job ready and will be challenged in hyper-realistic attack scenarios that will require the full set of skills they will need on the job. Registration closes October 8, 2022!

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2022-08-25T11:25:45-04:00August 25, 2022|

UWF 2022 GenCyber Summer Camps

Attention Panhandle parents: registration is open for the UWF 2022 GenCyber Summer Camps!

Students will spend a week making new friends and exploring the world of the cybersecurity professional by doing hands-on training just like the pros powered by the Florida Cyber Range. They’ll also get to meet the pros and learn about an exciting career that’s hungry for talent.

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2022-05-12T11:29:38-04:00May 12, 2022|

Happy World Password Day – Password Tips to Help Keep Your Information Secure

Today is World Password Day! In honor of this national (digital) holiday, why not take some time to clean up your password lists? To learn some password tips to help secure your personal information, check out our blog post:

2022-05-04T13:48:43-04:00May 4, 2022|