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NSF Awards UCF $2.9 Million to Train Next Generation of Cybersecurity Defenders

The University of Central Florida has been awarded a nearly $2.9 million grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation to provide cybersecurity scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students.

Scholarship recipients will focus on cybersecurity training and research at UCF, and after graduation, must work for a federal, state, local, or tribal government organization in a position related to cybersecurity for a period equal to the length of the scholarship.

New MS Degree in Cybersecurity

A new MS degree in Cybersecurity will be available starting this Fall.

Additional details can be found on the degree page here

UCF Students Win $25,500 at Cybersecurity Competition

UCF’s teams of student cybersecurity experts cleaned up at another cyber competition recently, bringing home more than $25,000 in prize money and besting Ivy Leaguers from Yale and Brown universities, the Air Force Academy and others.

#UCFBusiness Professor Uses Technology to Engage Students on Cybersecurity Issues

The breaches of Ashley Madison and Target customer databases in recent months have made cybersecurity a highly relevant topic. UCF College of Business Administration (#UCFBusiness) Lecturer Steven Hornik, Ph.D., is using a creative technological approach to keep his students engaged and thinking about this important issue.

New Graduate-Level Certificate Provides Critical Training in Cybersecurity

Barely a week goes by without a major retailer or government institution announcing a data breach that put customers’ personal information in the hands of hackers.

With the growing need for workers who know their way around network security, the University of Central Florida has launched a new graduate certificate program for fall 2015 aimed at providing students with the expertise they need in the behavioral aspects of cybersecurity.

UCF's Cyber Defense Team Starts New Year By Taking top National Prize

UCF’s Cyber Defense Team has started the new year by taking top honors in the Collegiate Cybersecurity Championship Cup competition on Jan. 6.

Unlike other stand-alone competitions, the Collegiate Cybersecurity Championship Cup recognizes the best team in the nation for overall performance at multiple cybersecurity competitions.