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Rapid7 and USF Partner to Establish the Rapid7 Cyber Threat Intelligence Lab

A $1.5 million investment by The Rapid7 Cybersecurity Foundation will fund the joint endeavor, providing hands-on learning opportunities to the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.

February 13, 2023Research and Innovation, Student Success

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USF awarded its largest grant to prepare students for federal cybersecurity careers

The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of South Florida a $3.7 million grant – helping prepare students for in-demand, high-paying cybersecurity jobs in the federal government and other public institutions.

February 2, 2023Honors and Awards, Research and Innovation, Student Success

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Governor visits USF to announce a $20 million grant for cybersecurity education

Cyber Florida at USF will partner with K-12 schools to train students for careers in cybersecurity.

March 2, 2022University News

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USF joins competitive military network to address key cybersecurity challenges

U.S. Cyber Command is enlisting the University of South Florida to help address complex cybersecurity challenges.

February 4, 2022Research and Innovation, University News

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University of South Florida researchers release nationwide opinion survey results on social media moderation and regulation

Researchers at the University of South Florida, in partnership with Cyber Florida at USF, have released findings from a nationwide survey to better understand attitudes toward moderation on and regulation of digital platforms. Subjects consist of the regulation of misinformation and offensive content, including among elected officials, as well as perceptions of deplatforming.

December 14, 2021Research and Innovation

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University of South Florida researchers release findings from nationwide social media opinion survey

Researchers at the University of South Florida, in partnership with Cyber Florida at USF, have released results from a nationwide survey to better understand patterns of social media usage. Subjects consist of common uses of social media – including e-commerce and political engagement – as well as some effects of usage on social and mental well-being.

November 22, 2021Research and Innovation

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Top U.S. cybersecurity experts discuss threats from rival nations during ‘Great Power Competition’ conference

A high-profile group of U.S. military commanders, elected officials and current and former members of the intelligence community offered their insights into the growing threats to U.S. cybersecurity and the need for a multifaceted response during a conference hosted jointly by USF and the U.S. Department of Defense Near South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies.

April 19, 2021University News

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University of South Florida researchers release findings from national COVID-19 opinion survey regarding online behaviors

Researchers with the University of South Florida School of Public Affairs, in partnership with Cyber Florida at the University of South Florida, have released the third set of results from a nationwide opinion survey regarding COVID-19.

January 28, 2021COVID-19, Research and Innovation

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University of South Florida researchers release findings from new national COVID-19 opinion survey

Researchers with the University of South Florida School of Public Affairs, in partnership with Cyber Florida at the University of South Florida, have released the second set of results from a nationwide opinion survey regarding COVID-19.

January 25, 2021Research and Innovation

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University of South Florida researchers release findings from national opinion survey on COVID-19 vaccinations and policies

Researchers with the University of South Florida School of Public Affairs, in partnership with Cyber Florida at the University of South Florida, have released the first set of results from a nationwide survey that measures attitudes and opinions about COVID-19 vaccines, as well as potential federal stimulus policies.

January 14, 2021COVID-19, Research and Innovation

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Two USF-based centers team up to tackle K-12 cybersecurity education across Florida

Two state centers based at the University of South Florida have announced an ambitious partnership to help Florida public schools provide classes on cybersecurity skills to their K-12 students.

May 14, 2020University News

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Former National Security Agency Director to Lead Cyber Florida at USF

The University of South Florida appoints J. Michael (Mike) McConnell, retired U.S. Navy vice admiral and former director of the National Security Agency (NSA), as executive director of Cyber Florida. McConnell brings an extensive military and intelligence background that will help further Cyber Florida’s mission of positioning the state as a national leader in cybersecurity.

February 12, 2020University News

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