Economic development

Keeping data at top, bottom of the world safe — in Pensacola

Pensacola company hired to provide cybersecurity to researchers at North, South poles

Techsoft, a Pensacola company, is providing cybersecurity to researchers from the National Science Foundations at the North and South poles. Read full story


Making the IT revolution work for you

In Pensacola's ever-changing IT world, speakers urged job seekers to find ways to make their skills apply, broaden their human network connections. Read full story


Becoming the “Capital of the Cyber Coast”

Turnout at cybersecurity job fair this week helps to boost Pensacola's reputation in field

The turnout at a cybersecurity job fair hosted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to fill hundreds of jobs coming to Corry Station is helping boost Pensacola's reputation in the field. Read full story


Building a future in cybersecurity

Partnership between UWF, Space Florida could solidify area's reputation as growing hub for cybersecurity

Efforts to boost Pensacola's reputation as a national center for cybersecurity research took an important step forward this week thanks to Space Florida. Read full story


UWF launches joint cybersecurity training program

UWF’s cybersecurity training partnership with LATA is expected to create worldwide appeal

The partnership provides an exciting opportunity for UWF to expand its cybersecurity program into new areas Read full story


CyberThon 2015 keeps giving to the community

Organizers of CyberThon 2015 will use funds left over from the event to fund scholarships to boost science, technology related education and jobs. Read full story

Cyberthon 2015

Get ready for CyberThon 2015

Exercise shows real job potential in virtual world

CyberThon'15 is a first-of-its-kind cyber security exercise aimed at steering students toward a lucrative field and helping the industry grow locally. Read full story


Pensacola area’s economic year that was

Carlton Proctor looks back at the Pensacola metro area's economy in 2014, and looks ahead at prospects for 2015. Read full story

AppRiver's 2015 security outlook

AppRiver’s 2015 cybersecurity outlook

Risks in the cloud, credit card breaches, phishing scams await in 2015; look for mobile payment systems to aggressively guard security says AppRiver. Read full story


Pine Forest battles in Cyber Defense competition

competition is designed to encourage high school students to pursue college studies in math and science

Two teams of high school computer whizzes from Pine Forest High School are gearing up to compete Friday in the CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense Competition at the University of West Florida. Read full story


Career fair offers path for the future

Students learn about different professions to make better career decisions

Mark Brown hadn’t given much thought to a career path until he attended the Warrington Middle School Career Awareness Fair. Read full story


Center for Cybersecurity on line

PRESS RELEASE – UWF Innovation Institute recently launched the Center for Cybersecurity, providing a hub for research on cybersecurity and opportunities for students to move into high-demand career fields through collaborative partnerships. “This new Center will create a perfect complement to the new cybersecurity programming we are developing at the baccalaureate and master’s level,” UWF Provost Martha Saunders said. “I envision important synergies with the community.” In February 2014, Dr. Pamela Northrup, executive director of Innovation Institute and associate provost for academic innovation, appointed UWF professor and chair of the Department of Computer Science, Dr. Sikha Bagui, as director of the Center. Bagui will represent the University’s multidisciplinary cybersecurity-related programs, certificates and services and coordinate the highly engaging activities for cybersecurity students. “Cybersecurity is more than just IT,” said Bagui. “Cybersecurity has applications in the healthcare sector, telecommunications sector, financial sector, industrial sector and defense contracting. There is a critical need to fill 50,000 Cybersecurity jobs in just the federal government and private industry, and we are working to address these needs with our new programs and certificates.” The Center will promote a pipeline of academic programs and certificates that are deeply connected to the Northwest Florida technology community and industry.  — Certificate in Cybersecurity: Focused on networking and security, the certificate in cybersecurity prepares professionals to become cybersecurity specialists. Students develop technical and problem-solving skills to help organizations defend their network systems. Read full story