Recognizing Florida's cybersecurity needs and opportunities, the 2013 Florida Legislature requested the Board of Governors Report to provide a plan and budget to create the Florida Center for Cybersecurity, to be housed under the leadership of the University of South Florida.
The Charge: Secure Florida's place as the national leader in this burgeoning Cybersecurity field. The University of South Florida, through collaboration with its sister institutions across the State University System and private partners, can meet the challenge. The plan and proposed investments laid out in the report provide the blueprint for Florida to develop cybersecurity as a central pillar of its economic future.
The interdisciplinary nature of Cybersecurity includes collaboration among field experts in law, technology, security of all forms, behavioral sciences, policy creation, engineering and mathematics.