Cyber Unicorn Study Survey closes August 1st - Act fast to get your gift card!
Posted on 12 May 2022 7:33 AM

Dear CAE Students and Recent Alumni, 

We are writing to ask for your help.  

Employers around the world are very vocal about their experiences seeking cybersecurity job candidates. Less often heard are the voices of candidates. 

As CAE students and alumni, you represent some of the most well-prepared cybersecurity job candidates in the market. As such, we seek your insight on the cybersecurity job market and your experience navigating it. Your input in this brief survey will help shape hiring practices, inform public policy, and improve the overall strength of cybersecurity across the nation.  

We value your participation in this survey and in appreciation for your time thus the first 200 participants to complete the survey will receive a $10 gift card to Amazon or Starbucks (your choice).  Please note that to qualify for the $10 gift card, you will need to provide your contact information in a separate form at the end of this survey.




This survey is open to current CAE students as well as those who have graduated within the past 5 years.  The survey will take no more than 15 minutes to complete and is being conducted on behalf of the Florida Center for Cybersecurity (Cyber Florida) at the University of South Florida (USF). Your participation in this survey is voluntary and anonymous. The USF IRB has reviewed and classified this study as “not human subjects research”, and there are no inherent risks involved in your participation. Please contact Dr. Stephen Neely ( with any questions or concerns.  

Survey closes August 1st - Act fast to get your gift card!



HON. J. Michael McConnell, VADM, USN, (Retired)  

Executive Director, Cyber Florida  

Chair Emeritus, National Intelligence University Foundation 


Dr. Diana L. Burley 

Study Director 

Vice Provost for Research 

American University