Discussion to focus on how USF can fill needs and create local jobs in the high-demand field
TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 14, 2013) – In 2013’s legislative session, Florida lawmakers authorized the University of South Florida to create the state’s first Florida Cybersecurity Center. As part of developing the program, USF will bring together Tampa Bay area business leaders and national experts in cybersecurity to discuss current and future needs in the constantly changing field.
USF will host a Cybersecurity Summit on Tuesday, Oct. 15. The event is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at USF’s Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS), located at 124 S. Franklin Street in downtown Tampa.
Sri Sridharan, managing director of USF’s cybersecurity initiative, will be joined by Tampa Bay Partnership Chairman Chuck Sykes and keynote speaker Computer Sciences Corporation’s Director of Cybersecurity Trey Guerin. USF System President Judy Genshaft will give the opening remarks.
Once developed, USF’s cybersecurity program aims to serve as the statewide leader in training students- ultimately creating jobs and attracting new businesses to Florida- in a high-demand, high-paying, and rapidly growing STEM field.
This event will address economic and security challenges government agencies and private corporations face and how USF can play a role in finding solutions through education and research.
Approximately 100 local professionals are expected to attend.