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2021 ISACA South Florida Chapter Scholarship

2021_ISACA_Scholarship.jpgStudents within the fields of governance, risk management, compliance, audit and security can apply to the ISACA 2021 scholarship pro- gram. Up to six scholarships, each worth $1,000, may be awarded to full time students in the spring semester from eligible universities (NSU is!). Applications must be received by Friday, April 16, 2021.
Please send any applications or questions to- and with “lSACASFL Scholarship" in the subject line. For more information and requirements visit our website

Cyber Quests Competition - Spring 2020 is Now Open (FREE!)

Every year, the College of Computing and Engineering (CCE) is advocating for students to attend and compete in the Cyber Quests competition (See more info via: CIPhER Competitions) sponsored by Professor Wei Li. Students are encouraged to compete while applying their knowledge and skills agained in the cybersecurity courses to real world scenarios. 

The best part is that the competition is FREE to all!

*** We ask that all students interested to participate will register with their NSU e-mail address in order to ensure that if they score highly, they will be part of the NSU team ***

Cyber Quests is open until April 20, 2020. Registered users will each have three attempts to take the quests. For more information and to register, visit

FBI Special Agents (SA) Presented to NSU's Students and Faculty on the 'FBI Cyber National Security Squad'

On Tuesday, February 25, 2020, College of Computing and Engineering (CCE) hosted two Special Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) - National Security Cyber Squad Miami Division in the CORTEX Labs on the NSU main campus, sponsored by Professor Yair Levy. The two SAs presneted to NSU students and faculty about their career experiences and being hired as Special Agents in FBI. They also provided insight into their role within the Cyber National Security Squad. The presentation then shift to discuss how the FBI works with other investigative agencies and also with the private sector to mitigate risks of cyber threats. About a total 30 students and faculty members attended the event. 

NSU's New Ethical Hacking and Cybersecurity Student Club - 'NSU_eHACKERS'

The purpose of the NSU_eHACKERS shall be to bring awareness of security in the cyber space and NSU Cybersecurity programs to welcome anyone that wants to learn about ethical hacking and cybersecurity in general. With the main objective to start Capture the Flag (CTF) teams that represent NSU Sharks at Hackatons, CTF events and any hacking competition that we can participate on. In other words, a training ground for ethical hackers. Additionally, we aim to provide information sessions from industry experts and help prepare anyone to get a job in cybersecurity. All in good faith to prepare as many cybersecurity experts as we can and bring consciousness to every one of the dangers of the internet, we all love to use. Club is supported by Professor Yair Levy. 


NSU's Department of Defense (DoD) Cyber Scholarship Program (CySP) 2020 - Information Sessions

Open for *all* students in all computing programs at Nova Southeastern University (NSU)'s College of Computing and Engineering (CCE) - even for newly admitted MS and Ph.D. students who haven't yet taken any courses!

Department of Defense (DoD) Cyber Scholarship Program (CySP)
The Department of Defense (DoD) Cyber Scholarship Program (CySP) is authorized by Chapter 112 of title 10, United States Code, Section 2200. The purpose of the program is to support the recruitment of new cyber talent and the retention of current highly skilled professionals within the DoD cyber workforce. 

Undergraduate – full tuition, books, fees, health insurance, $25,000 stipend/yr + more
Graduate – full tuition, books, fees, health insurance, $30,000 stipend/yr + more

For eligibility and further information, check the NSU's HandShake links below and register to attend to get more information!

If you are interested, we will be offering two information sessions in DeSantis MCLab 4032 (& live online via GoToMeeting - check info via the links below) on the following dates:

Monday - Nov 18, 2019 @ 4pm - 5pm - RSVP via NSU's HandShake:

Tuesday - Nov 26, 2019 @ 1pm - 2pm -RSVP via NSU's HandShake: 

If you have additional questions, please contact Dr. Yair Levy (levyy [at] 

The College of Computing and Engineering (CCE) hosted a hackathon with Ryder Systems in the CORTEX Labs on the NSU main campus

This past winter semester the College of Computing and Engineering (CCE) hosted a hackathon with Ryder Systems in the CORTEX Labs on the NSU main campus. The winning team was made up of two NSU CCE Computer Science freshmen, Pharoah Campbell and Nicolas Brugger. They were awarded a paid summer internship at Ryder's headquarters in Miami, FL. We were excited about this opportunity, so we visited them on-site to capture more about their experience.

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CyberSeek: Hack the gap - Close the cybersecurity talent gap

"Cybersecurity workers protect our most important and private information, from bank accounts to sensitive military communications. However, there is a dangerous shortage of cybersecurity workers in the United States that puts our digital privacy and infrastructure at risk. In 2016 there were 112,000 openings for Information Security Analysts, but only 96,870 workers currently employed in those positions – an annual talent shortfall of over 15,000 workers for cybersecurity’s largest job. There are 200,000 additional openings requesting cybersecurity-related skills, and employers are struggling to find workers who possess them. Jobs requesting cloud security skills, for example, remain open 96 days on average – longer than any other IT skill."

For more information about CyberSeek and ways to find information security and cybersecurity related job, including the US heatmap, visit:

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) - Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)

"The IC3 accepts online Internet crime complaints from either the actual victim or from a third party to the complainant. We can best process your complaint if we receive accurate and complete information from you. Therefore, we request you provide the following information when filing a complaint:

  • Victim's name, address, telephone, and email
  • Financial transaction information (e.g., account information, transaction date and amount, who received the money)
  • Subject's name, address, telephone, email, website, and IP address
  • Specific details on how you were victimized
  • Email header(s)
  • Any other relevant information you believe is necessary to support your complaint"

For more information about the latest news and reports from the IC3, visit:

Virtual Career Fair

During the year, the Intelligence Community (IC) is hosting a Virtual Career Fair. Those interested will be able to explore career opportunities, chat with recruiters and subject matter experts, and learn how to apply for job openings online.

Participating IC Agencies include:

For more information or to register for this event, please have students visit:

Women in Cybersecurity Conference

Opportunities are open yearly for the National Women in Cybersecurity conference to be held around the nation yearly. Please visit the site for additional info.

Scholarships for female students are available but you must applied via the site by the deadline noted yearly.

More information on the conference is available at:


Updated October 16, 2020

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