Florida Center for Cybersecurity

USF professor wins Fulbright Cybersecurity scholarship

TAMPA, Fla. (August 11, 2016) — A Florida professor is among the first cohort of Fulbright Cybersecurity scholars who will study in the United Kingdom this fall.

Nathan Fisk, an assistant professor of instructional technology in the USF College of Education, is affiliated with the Florida Center for Cybersecurity (FC2) and will study alongside experts at the London School of Economics as part of an initiative to increase cybersecurity cooperation between the United States and the U.K.

Fulbright is the U.S. government's flagship international educational exchange program. Fisk studies youth, digital citizenship and Internet safety, focusing on the critical analysis of policies and curricula intended to protect youth online.

In July, he partnered with FC2 to launch a pilot GenCyber program for high school students and teachers. That program was funded through a $100,000 grant from the National Security Agency (NSA) to help students understand safe online behavior and increase their interest in the cybersecurity career field.

With this award, Fisk gets to continue his pioneering research on how children and young people prepare for their future in the digital age. You can read more about Fisk's award on USF's website.

About the Florida Center for Cybersecurity

Created during the 2014 legislative session, the Florida Center for Cybersecurity (FC2) is a shared resource for cybersecurity research, education and outreach across the state and beyond. The Center fosters collaboration between higher education, government, defense and business communities to share knowledge, resources and training opportunities that help mitigate cybersecurity threats and create opportunities for innovative solutions. Located at the University of South Florida, FC2 is leading efforts to position Florida as a national leader in cybersecurity.

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Nathan Fisk’s Fulbright Cybersecurity award allows him to continue researching how children and young people prepare for their future in the digital age.