Florida Center for Cybersecurity

Florida Center for Cybersecurity to Host 2018 Research Symposium at USF Tampa

The symposium will highlight the latest cybersecurity research initiatives from across the State University System of Florida

Tampa, FL.—March 6, 2018—The Florida Center for Cybersecurity will host its second annual Research Symposium April 3 and 4 at the Center for Global Solutions on the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida. The two-day event will feature two keynote speakers, a panel session on post-quantum cryptography, a networking reception, student research posters, and presentations by academic cybersecurity researchers from across Florida. The event is $20 for students and $40 for general admission. Registration and full event details are available online at thefc2.org/outreach/symposium.aspx.

Thomas J. Holt, PhD, a professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University, will examine the darknet world of cybercrime-as-a-service with his keynote address, "Understanding the Market and Operations of rDDoS Service Providers: Booters and Stressers in Action." Ravi Sandhu, PhD, executive director and chief scientist for the Institute for Cyber Security (ICS), University of Texas at San Antonio, will present a second keynote address, "Attribute-Based Access Control: Insights and Challenges," reviewing current research from his team and others in this emerging area.

The 2018 Research Symposium will also feature a panel session on post-quantum cryptography moderated by Ed Giorgio, founder of Bridgery Technologies and co-founder of Ponte Technologies (acquired by KEYW) and the only person to have served as both the U.S. chief codemaker and, subsequently, chief codebreaker during his tenure with the National Security Agency.

Attendees can look forward to presentations from research teams across the State University System of Florida on emerging technologies such as smart grid defense, private device-to-device communication, deep neural network protection, cognitive hacking, securing the Internet of Things (IoT), and more.

About the Florida Center for Cybersecurity
The Florida Center for Cybersecurity is a statewide resource established to position Florida as a national leader in cybersecurity through education and workforce development; innovative, interdisciplinary research; and community engagement. With a geographic footprint that spans Florida and encompasses all twelve State University System of Florida (SUS) institutions, the Center serves as a hub for creating connections, building partnerships, capitalizing on opportunities, and encouraging collaboration among stakeholders in industry, academia, government, and defense. The Center hosts events to engage a diverse audience base throughout the year and administers funding programs that support collaborative research and cybersecurity programming at SUS institutions.