Florida Center for Cybersecurity

Networking the Future

Registration now open!

Hurry, early-bird registration rates apply only to the first 250 registrants!



General Admission $100 $125
Academia/Faculty $45 $60
Military (active/retired/reserve/veteran) $20 $25
Students (with valid student ID) $20 $25

We are pleased to offer special rates to employees of academic institutions, military personnel, and students. All attendees registering under these rates must present a valid ID to document their eligibility at conference registration on October 27 (VA cards or DD214 forms are considered valid forms of ID for military veterans). If you are unable to present a valid ID, we reserve the right to adjust your registration fee to the general admission rate.

About the 2017 Annual Conference 

Networking the Future is the Florida Center for Cybersecurity's fourth annual conference and will host hundreds of cybersecurity technical and non-technical stakeholders from industry, government, the military, and academia for a comprehensive exploration of emerging threats, best practices, research, workforce development, and today's hottest cyber trends.

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Conference Sessions

Here are a few of the speaker sessions and panels we have planned for October 27. Stay tuned, as more sessions will be announced!
The Benefits of Social Science Research for Cybersecurity Panel
George Burruss of the University of South Florida
Classifying Phishing URLs Using Deep Recurrent Neural Networks
Sergio Villegas, Easy Solutions, Inc.
Hacking the Supply Curve for Cybersecurity Talent
Douglas Logan, US Cyber Challenge
Building and Analyzing Secure Cloud Architectures and Ecosystems Using Software Patterns
Dr. Eduardo Fernandez-Buglioni, Florida Atlantic University
Behavioral Aspects/Human Elements: Cybersecurity Violations in Crowdsourcing
Gert-Jan de Vreede and Agnieszka Onuchowska, University of South Florida
Cyberspace Threat Automation and Monitoring (CTAM) System
Dr. Himanshu Upadhyay, Florida International University

Who is the "Weakest Link" in the US Mortgage Industry Cyber Supply Chain?
Juliet Okafor, JD, Fortress Information Security

"How do we get "Left of Boom?"
Michael Pepin of NC4 Soltra

Enterprise Cloud Security on a Start-Up Budget
Jesse H. Webb, Avalon Healthcare Solutions

The Cloud: An Opportunity to Revisit Security
Kerry Long, IARPA

For additional information or to become a sponsor, please call 813-974-2604.

Keynote Speaker Ted Schlein has been an influential force in cybersecurity since he helped launch the world's first commercial antivirus software in 1991. Now a leading venture capitalist at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Ted has built a career spotting trends and fostering innovation throughout the industry. Don't miss this chance to hear his unique insight, forged at the forefront of an ever-evolving field. The keynote address is presented by USF and The SunTrust Foundation Lecture Series.

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Event Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

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Platinum Sponsor

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Gold Sponsor

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Silver Sponsor

Raymond James Logo

Bronze Sponsor

Guidepoint Security RSA



Networking Sponsor

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Wi-Fi Sponsor

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Coffee Break Sponsor

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For information regarding conference sponsorships and exhibitor opportunities, please email FC2-sponsorships@usf.edu.

This year's keynote speaker is cybersecurity and enterprise software expert Ted Schlein, managing partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.