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Cybersecurity & IT

The Cyber Coast

Bring your cyber savvy to Northwest Florida and meet a cybersecurity & IT industry that has experienced a 250% increase of computer and software service companies.

A high concentration of military installations and the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) help strengthen the strategies of the numerous cybersecurity companies in Northwest Florida, allowing talented individuals like you to do their best work. Northwest Florida’s exponential growth of companies is also led by talent developed from University of West Florida’s Center for Cybersecurity, which offers training courses and certification.

Featured Employers

6,141 Employed in cybersecurity-related operations Northwest Florida Forward
2nd Highest-ranked state for high-tech employment in southeastern U.S. Best Colleges, 2022
250% Growth of software publishers and computer related services Florida’s Great Northwest
University of West Florida Designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education Centers of Academic Excellence

Tools & Resources


Thinking about a career move but want to increase your competitiveness? Northwest Florida has several workforce development organizations to get you where you need to be.

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Major Employers

Hundreds of employers with quality benefits are ready to hire in Northwest Florida. Interested in cyber security, manufacturing, logistics, engineering, or aerospace & defense? Find it here.

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Get a sense of what it’s like to live in Northwest Florida with a detailed look into our diverse communities.

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