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Empowering Florida's Workforce:
A Comprehensive Approach to OT Cybersecurity

In an era where cyber threats are a constant concern, Florida, in collaboration with the University of South Florida, is taking a proactive step to ensure the cybersecurity resilience of public entities.

This initiative introduces a groundbreaking program aimed at upskilling team members to become professional Operational Technology (OT) Cybersecurity Specialists.

Key Points of the Program

1. Recognizing and Addressing Cyber Threats
Continuous awareness of emerging OT threats, ensuring that cybersecurity specialists are well-equipped to identify and mitigate potential risks to operations.

2. Bridging the Gap between OT and IT
Participants learn to navigate the similarities and differences between OT and IT cybersecurity risks and procedures, fostering a holistic approach to cybersecurity.

3. Staying Current with Technology and Best Practices
Keep ahead of evolving issues, technology, and standards is crucial. The curriculum ensures that participants are well-versed in the latest developments in the cybersecurity landscape.

4. Leading Cybersecurity Projects
Participants are trained to lead cybersecurity projects from initiation to completion, instilling confidence in their ability to navigate complex security challenges.

5. Influencing Cybersecure Behavior
The program focuses on persuading others to adopt cyber-secure behavior, policies, procedures, and work processes, creating a culture of cybersecurity within organizations.

6. Comprehensive Security Assessment
The curriculum covers assessing the security posture and status of operational environments, identifying relevant technologies, and testing systems for vulnerabilities.

7. Recommendations and Compliance
Participants learn to recommend solutions, summarize findings, and document non-compliance with clear and credible reports, and negotiating commitment to compliance plans with complex stakeholder environments.

8. Hands-On Learning
The program incorporates hands-on lab sessions, providing learners with a sandbox environment to gain practical experience and confidence in addressing live cybersecurity challenges.

National Certification and Curriculum

The program is nationally accredited by the United States Department of Labor, offering learners a national educational credential upon completion. A certification committee oversees the curriculum, ensuring alignment with the evolving needs of operational technology employers.

Employer Benefits

 Workforce enhancement
Reduced turnover
Alignment of IT and OT systems
Hedging against rising cybersecurity insurance premiums. 

The program also provides peace of mind by following state-led initiatives for OT environment cybersecurity.

Package Inclusions

(1) seat in the program
High-quality accredited curriculum
Cloud Campus Platform with hands-on labs
12 months of progress reporting
My Career Benchmark™ Reports
Mentor Magic™ & Momentum Management™

Additionally, participants receive national certification credentials, contract-specific differentiations, and eligibility for workforce funding.

ASP Florida Cybersecurity

The Florida Cybersecurity Series offers a robust solution to upskill teams and ensure the cybersecurity resilience of public entities in the face of evolving cyber threats.

It's a strategic investment in building a skilled workforce capable of safeguarding critical infrastructure and maintaining continuous operations in a dynamic cyber landscape.


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