Florida Center for Cybersecurity

  • Sri Sridharan at Defeating Ransomware

    Director Sri Sridharan welcomed attendees to Defeating Ransomware, an event hosted by The Christian Science Monitor's Passcode and the Florida Center for Cybersecurity.

  • Vice Admiral USN (Ret.) Mike McConnell

    Mike Farrell, Cybersecurity Editor for The Christian Science Monitor, moderated a keynote interview with Vice Admiral USN (Ret.) Mike McConnell, former Director of National Intelligence and Chair of the Florida Center for Cybersecurity Board of Advisors.

  • Defeating Ransomware Panel

    The panel featured cybersecurity experts from industry, law enforcement, and government.

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    The Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) in downtown Tampa served as the venue for “Defeating Ransomware.”

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    Defeating Ransomware attendees took time to network following the event.

Event Highlights

On Tuesday, January 31, the Florida Center for Cybersecurity (FC2) collaborated with Passcode from The Christian Science Monitor for "Defeating Ransomware" – a free event that explored the impact and challenges of dealing with ransomware, a common malware that locks computer files until victims pay up.

"Defeating Ransomware" took place at the Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) in downtown Tampa and featured cybersecurity experts from government and industry:

  • Mike McConnell, Vice Admiral USN (Ret.); Former Director of National Intelligence; Senior Executive Advisor, Booz Allen Hamilton; Chairman, Florida Center for Cybersecurity Board of Advisors
  • Jason Raymond, CISO, Guidewell/ Florida Blue
  • Paul Vitchock, Supervisory Special Agent, Tampa FBI Cyber Squad
  • Virginia Lee, VP, Technology, Cyber Security, Nielsen
  • David Siles, CTO, DataGravity