USF's Florida Center for Cybersecurity hosting conference Oct. 27

The University of Florida's Florida Center for Cybersecurity will host its annual conference Oct. 27. Pictured is former executive chairman of computer security company RSA Art Coviello at the 2016 conference. [ANDRES LEIVA | Times]
The University of Florida's Florida Center for Cybersecurity will host its annual conference Oct. 27. Pictured is former executive chairman of computer security company RSA Art Coviello at the 2016 conference. [ANDRES LEIVA | Times]
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TAMPA — On the heels of the announcement of massive data breaches at Equifax and Yahoo, the University of South Florida's cybersecurity arm, the Florida Center for Cybersecurity, will host its annual conference Oct. 27.

The event will focus on the current cybersecurity landscape, attracting employees and whether the U.S. government needs a digital security department.

The Florida Center for Cybersecurity is a state Legislature-established entity intended to "position Florida as a national leader in cybersecurity."

Organizers expect between 500 and 1,000 attendees from the public and private sectors. The conference will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Tampa Convention Center, located at 333 S. Franklin St.

To register for the conference, visit http://thefc2.org/outreach/conference/index.aspx.

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