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UWF Center for Cybersecurity awarded $1.5 million CISA Contract

by FloridaWest News





The University of West Florida Center for Cybersecurity received a $1.5 million contract from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, known as CISA, to expand the CyberSkills2Work program, an intensive cybersecurity training program designed to help individuals launch or advance cybersecurity careers. The training will focus on critical infrastructure security and industrial control systems security.

“We are excited about our new partnership with the University of West Florida,” said Michael Howell, associate chief, Office of the Chief People Officer, CISA. “Cyber-attacks targeting critical infrastructure, such as government facilities, energy plants, water treatment plants and public health facilities create significant challenges to the services Americans rely on every hour of every day. Our partnership with UWF on the CyberSkills2Work program will ensure qualified cybersecurity professionals who are entering the cyber workforce will increase the security, manage the risks and ensure the resilience of critical infrastructure sectors.”

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