USF launches new cybersecurity program

- USF’s College Of Business and Tampa-based cybersecurity company ReliaQuest, kicked off a partnership that could launch students into a well-paid career.

On Friday, they held a virtual ribbon cutting for a program to train students to go into the exploding industry of cybersecurity, where starting salaries can range between $55,000 and $75,000 a year.

Desiree Dixon is one of 35 people in the first class.

“I jumped right on it,” she said. “I just had to be one of those students.”

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, “ College of Business Dean Moez Limayem told FOX 13. “Not only do they get a scholarship, they have hands-on training on the latest techniques and know-how and infrastructure in one of the most sought-after areas of cybersecurity.”

ReliaQuest invested $1 million to get the month-long program going. It will be taught by USF professors along with staffers from ReliaQuest.

Even though it is a project of the business school, students from any discipline can get involved.

“What we look for are the basics," said ReliaQuest founder and CEO, Brian Murphy. “Attitude, energy and effort.”

Many of the students hope to get internships and then jobs at ReliaQuest upon graduation.

Up Next:


Up Next

  • USF launches new cybersecurity program
  • Man killed, woman critical after boat crash near Skyway Bridge
  • Donations accepted for Michael victims at Bay Area businesses
  • Mother charged two months after baby dies in hot car in Spring Hill
  • Mustang trainers take skills to TIP in Atlanta
  • Sunshine Animal Hospital rescues animals from Georgia
  • Local woman shares look at Michael's destruction
  • Mexico Beach residents survey Michael's devastation
  • Mother dies after trying to rescue children from rip current
  • San Bernardino County Deputies use Doritos to coax wandering pig back to owner