‘Cyber security is everyone’s business’

By: Florida Chamber of Commerce

 

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“Cyber security is everyone’s business,” says Dr. Eman El-Sheikh, Director of the Center for Cybersecurity at the University of West Florida, on the latest edition of the Florida Chamber’s Bottom Line.

“Our vision is driven by understanding and recognition that cybersecurity affects each and every one of us and it needs to be everyone’s business. We’re no longer in a world where we can identify one member of the organization and say ‘you’re the security guru, you need to handle it,’” said Dr. El-Sheikh. “So, given that vision, we’ve started with our K-12 outreach effort, looking at how we can enhance cybersecurity awareness and interest starting with kindergarten, elementary school and beyond.”

The Center for Cybersecurity at the University of West Florida is the only institution in the Florida that receives federal funding from the National Security Agency to run the GenCyber Program, summer camps designed for students K-12 to increase interest in cyber security.

 

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