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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

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Hacking the “Dark Web”: USF Researcher Becomes the First FL Business Professor to Receive NSF Funding

For those researchers in the Muma College of Business who seldom apply for grants from the National Science Foundation because, well, because they usually go to scientists and engineers, meet Sagar Samtani.

April 15, 2019Honors and Awards, Research and Innovation

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Building Biologically-Inspired Software

USF electrical engineers look to the human immune system for clues on how to best protect digital networks.

April 2, 2019Research and Innovation

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Stopping Hacks Before They Start

USF computer scientists identify new cyberattacks that monitor your typing without infecting your computer.

December 17, 2018Research and Innovation

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ReliaQuest Commits $1 Million to Prepare Students For Careers in Cybersecurity at the USF Muma College of Business

The first-of-its-kind initiative will give real-world experience to students interested in cybersecurity careers; first participants begin learning on Oct. 5

October 2, 2018University News

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USF Camp Aims to Inspire High School Students to Pursue Careers in Cybersecurity

They are the future generation of cybersecurity experts, responsible for stopping the next major hack or building the infrastructure network to withstand an attempted breach.

July 6, 2018University News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

New Report: Florida Making Progress Toward a Safer Cyberspace

The Florida Center for Cybersecurity at the University of South Florida released the inaugural report, which takes a comprehensive look at the state’s cybersecurity landscape.

February 14, 2018Research and Innovation

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