Florida Center for Cybersecurity

Networking the Future

Registration now open!

General Admission $125
Academics/Faculty $60
Military (active/retired/reserve/veteran) $25
Students (with valid student ID) $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.

Downtown Tampa Parking MapFAQsDiscounted Hotel Accommodations

Keynote Speaker Ted Schlein
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, Mr. Schlein has built a career spotting trends and fostering innovation ...read more.

Is it time for a U.S. Department of Cybersecurity

NEW! Special Panel Session: Is It Time for a U.S. Department of Cybersecurity?
Vice Admiral Mike McConnell (USN, Ret.), Senior Executive Advisor at Booz Allen Hamilton and former Director of National Security, will moderate an all-star panel of leading cyber industry and policy leaders in what promises to be a lively and insightful debate. Cybersecurity has dominated the headlines from 2016 through 2017, confirming for people around the world that cyberspace is the new battleground for everything from petty theft to geo-political espionage. The global economic impact of cybercrime and cyber economic espionage is over $1 trillion annually. Right now, oversight of cybersecurity rests in many hands: NSA, FBI, military agencies, DHS, to name a few. Given the exponentially escalating threat our nation, businesses and citizens face, is it time to centralize cybersecurity?

Featured Panelists:
Ted Schlein,
Managing Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Ed Giorgio, Founder of Bridgery Technologies
Mark Clancy, Founder of Cyber Risk Research LLC
Dr. Ron Sanders, Director and Clinical Professor, School of Public Affairs at the University of South Florida

Conference Sessions
Multiple sessions for both technical and non-technical audiences will explore topics such as using sociology to predict and prevent cybercrime, how cloud computing will lead a cybersecurity revolution, workforce development, Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI), and much more! Get the full rundown of conference sessions.

Birds-of-a-Feather Networking Lunch
Something new this year: a chance to connect with the people and topics that interest you most! Check out our networking table topics.

Conference Exhibitors
The Exhibition Hall will be open throughout the day and will offer plenty of opportunities to network and explore what's new in the industry. Many exhibitors are planning giveaways and drawings—don't miss out!

Event Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

ReliaQuest Logo

Platinum Sponsor

Abacode Logo

Gold Sponsor

SecureSet logo

Special Thanks to

Booz Allen Hamilton

Silver Sponsor

Raymond James Logo

Bronze Sponsor

Guidepoint Security RSA




Tampa Bay Technology Forum


WUSF Public Media

Networking Sponsor

Peak 10 Logo

Wi-Fi Sponsor

Presidio Logo

Coffee Break Sponsor

Cyxtera Logo


Florida High Tech Corridor Logo


Carlton Fields

World Wide Technology



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.