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2024-2025 ISACA South Florida Chapter Scholarships

The purpose of this 2024-2025 ISACA South Florida Chapter initiative is to provide scholarships to students in our community who are committed to the fields of governance, risk management, compliance, audit and security, and who demonstrate an eagerness to help promote the profession. Up to six scholarships, each worth $1,000, may be awarded to full time students in the spring semester from the following eligible universities (NSU is!).

For more information including eligibility and submissions, see HERE

Applications must be received by Friday, April 30, 2024 (Notice that the deadline was extended from the originally noted April 19, 2024). The scholarship award will formally be announced at the Chapter's Annual General Meeting, and the winner(s) will be notified prior to that date.

Please send any applications, questions, or feedback to “president [at] “ and “academicrelations [at]”with “lSACASFL Scholarship" in the subject line. 


NSU's Department of Defense (DoD) Cyber Scholarship Program (CySP) 2024-2025 - Information Sessions

Open for *all* students enrolled in any of the programs at Nova Southeastern University's College of Computing and Engineering – including newly admitted MS and Ph.D. students with a first term of Fall 2024!
*** Must be US Citizen to Apply ***

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 (Junior or Senior years by Fall 2024) – full tuition, books, fees, health insurance, $29,000 stipend/yr + more
Graduate (With at last 4 courses left by Fall 2024) – full tuition, books, fees, health insurance, $34,000 stipend/yr + more

For eligibility, coverage, and further information register to attend one of the following information sessions (via Zoom):

If you are interested, we will be offering two information sessions via Zoom on the following dates:

Tuesday - Nov 21, 2023 @ 12pm - 1pm EST

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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




NSU was Designated by NSA and its Federal Partners as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NCAE-C) - Cyber Research (R)

On Nov 1, 2023, NSU was designated under the Cyber Research (CAE-R) through 2028. The designation included a demonstration of cybersecurity research rigor in all three Ph.D. programs offered at NSU's College of Computing and Engineering (CCE):


National Cybersecurity Career Week - October 16-21, 2023

Cybersecurity Career Week is a campaign to promote the discovery of cybersecurity careers and share resources that increase understanding of multiple learning pathways and credentials that lead to careers that are identified in the Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity (NICE Framework). During this week, academia, industry, non-profit organizations, and government will work to build awareness about the wide range of cybersecurity job opportunities, educate interested individuals on how to develop capabilities to qualify for cybersecurity roles, and showcase how building an international cybersecurity workforce enhances each nation’s security and promotes economic prosperity.

For more information, see via:


Engaging Students with Industry, Government, and Academia on Cybersecurity - Free Event - Friday, Sep 8, 2023 at NSU's Davie Campus

This is a FREE joint event by the FBI Miami, the InfraGard SoFL, ISACA SoFL, and NSU CCE to engage students from South Florida academic institutions with industry, government, and academia on cybersecurity workforce development.

The event will seek to engage students with industry and government for jobs in cybersecurity by pairing them with professionals in the field. The objective is to educate and discuss recent events with an academic panel discussion about new innovations such as AI.

The morning event (8am to 11am) is scheduled for Friday morning - Sep 8, 2023 at the Club Room, which is located on the 2nd floor of the NSU Don Taft University Center - also called "Rick Case Arena" (the building located south of the NSU library/Levan Center).

Breakfast and refreshments will be served. 

For student registration click here

 Sep 8, 2023 - ISACA and FBI/InfraGard Event Flyer


NSU's College of Computing and Engineering is featured by Fortune Magazine 

An article published in Fortune Magazine on July 8, 2022 is featuring Dr. Greg Simco, Department Chair and Dr. Meline Kevorkian, Dean and NSU's Associate Provost regarding the role of NSU's cybersecurity programs in addressing the cybersecurity professionals demand. 

Read more about it HERE.


NSU was Re-Designated by NSA and its Federal Partners as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NCAE-C) - Cyber Defense (CD) during NICE 2022 in Atlanta, GA

On June 10, 2022, Dr. Yair Levy, NSU's College of Computing and Engineering's Professor of Information Systems and Cybersecurity, and the Director of CIPhER accepted the NCAE-C Re-Designation Certificate that is valid through 2028 from NSA with representatives from CISA and the FBI, on behalf of the university. Read more about it HERE.


NSU's M.S. Cybersecurity Management Program is ranked 15th among the top Online M.S. Cybersecurity programs by Fortune Education.

Read more about it HERE.

Calling all NSU Students - NSU_eHACKERs Club is welcoming new students!

We want to welcome all NSU students who are interested in cybersecurity from all majors from all NSU colleges to get involved with our NSU_eHACKERs student cybersecurity club. We have plenty of upcoming events are planned for this term, so make sure to get involved! If you haven't joined the NSU_eHACKERs student cybersecurity club, ensure to do so ASAP so you don't miss exciting events including professional industry presentations (which may get you a job!), Career Fair events, Internship, Capture the Flag (CTF) events, competitions, and many more!
Additional information about the club and on how to join the student club is available via:

Join now to meet cool fellow students and best of all - it's FREE!


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 Fairs

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 April 10, 2024

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