UWF and NSA highlight partnership and best practices in cybersecurity education at RSA conference

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The University of West Florida announces it will lead a coalition of 10 institutions designated as National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity by establishing a program to address the critical national shortage of qualified cybersecurity professionals in the U.S. The National Security Agency selected UWF to oversee the program, which will launch in the spring and be funded by a two-year, $6 million grant. The announcement was made to a virtual audience from the Center of Cybersecurity on Oct. 27, 2020.

Originally Posted via news.uwf.edu : El-Sheikh presented alongside Diane Janosek, Commandant, National Cryptologic School, NSA and Margaret Morton, Senior Manager, Mutual of America. The session highlighted replicable and scalable programs, lessons learned and partnerships from the NSA and UWF for creating the next generation of cyber warriors and a culture of cybersecurity. 

“The National Security Agency was pleased to participate in RSA 2021, especially with the RSA’s theme of Resilience,” Janosek said. “Investing in the cyber workforce of the future is a must for cyber resiliency, especially with the increased volume and sophistication of cyber-attacks and high need for talent. NSA appreciates its innovative partnership with UWF to attract, educate and retain high caliber cyber talent for the nation.” 

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