CyberThon 2016

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The dates are set for CyberThon 2017!

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 CyberThon 2016 was a tremendous success! Check out photos, videos and more from the event here:

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 CyberThon 2016 Facts and Figures:









CyberThon is a community event designed to give high school and college students hands-on experience in cyber defense and engagement procedures with instruction from active industry experts. Cybersecurity professionals from DoD cyber operations and training commands in Northwest Florida volunteer to mentor and participate in this cyber education and awareness showcase event, created to grow Pensacola’s IT and Cybersecurity workforce. Cyber experts are needed to fulfill critical security missions, so by partnering as a community and involving students, a cyber-skilled workforce pipeline can be developed for local, high demand careers.

The second annual CyberThon is a 2 ½ day event set for January 22-24, 2016 at the National Flight Academy. Event details are listed below.



2016 Government participants

US Department of Homeland Security

US Navy

US Air Force

Defense Information Systems Agency

Center for Information Dominance

National Security Agency

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Florida Department of Law Enforcement

Escambia County Sheriff’s Department

The Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce

Escambia County School District


2016 Guests/Speakers

RADM Michael White, Commander, Naval Education and Training Command

LtGen (Ret) Robert Shea, USMC, AFCEA International President/CEO

Brig Gen (Ret) Gregory Touhill, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications, Department of Homeland Security

CDR Joseph Sears, Commander, Navy Information Operations Command

John Felker, Director, National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, Department of Homeland Security

Robert Murphy, National CyberLympics Gold Medal Team Member

Sheriff David Morgan, Escambia County Sheriff’s Department

Special Agent Jon Windness, Cyber Investigator, Federal Bureau of Investigation


2016 Event Schedule*

Friday, January 22: Opening Ceremonies, Keynote speakers, Teams and gameplay defined, VIP Reception

Saturday, January 23: Gameplay Exercise 1, Lunch/Guest Speaker, Gameplay Review

Sunday, January 24: Gameplay Exercise 2, Lunch/Gameplay Review, Awards and Closing Ceremony


Thank You to Our Sponsors!

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Membership in AFCEA International provides access to an unrivaled forum for public and private sector professionals in the communications, intelligence and information technology arenas to interact and share ideas.


STEM College Scholarships

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AFCEA Pensacola has provided over $100,000 in STEM scholarships and grants. 



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In a mission to develop the future cybersecurity workforce, CyberThon is an educational challenge event that gives students a chance to face real-world cybersecurity threats while being mentored by active cyber industry experts. 


Thanks to Our Sponsors

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