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The University of West Florida is the NSA/DHS National Center of Academic Excellence Regional Resource Center for the Southeast. In this capacity, UWF provides leadership to advance cyber defense education among colleges and universities in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Puerto Rico and South Carolina. UWF also provides support to all currently designated CAE institutions and new institutions seeking CAE designation.

Interested in becoming a CAE designated institution or becoming an advisor for candidate CAE institutions? Please email for additional information.

UWF Summer Camps Enhance Community's Cybersecurity Awareness
Asked to name her favorite activity at the University of West Florida Pathways to Cyber Student Camp, Navarre High School freshman Jasmine Mhoon smiled and said, “Everything was amazing.” The UWF Center for Cybersecurity hosted student and teachers camps in June to enhance cybersecurity awareness...
UWF Hosts Only GenCyber Camps in Florida
Seven high school students from Orlando to St. Augustine to Pensacola sat together for lunch on the final day of the GenCyber Camp. Between bites of their catered Panera Bread lunch, the campers reflected on the highlights of the week-long introduction to cybersecurity fundamentals. The campers...
Inaugural SECC Sets a Precedent for Cybersecurity Education
An enthusiastic Diane M. Janosek high-fived cybersecurity educators and stopped to pose for pictures as she greeted the crowd on July 26 in Orlando. The keynote speaker for the inaugural Centers of Academic Excellence Southeast Cybersecurity Conference felt inspired by the sight of dozens of...

Center for Cybersecurity
at the University of West Florida
Dr. Eman El-Sheikh
Director, UWF Center for Cybersecurity
Julie White
Administrative Specialist, UWF Center for Cybersecurity