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Virtual Cybersecurity Expo:

Friday, October 29th

The UCF Information Security Office will host a Cybersecurity Expo on Friday, October 29th from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. available online. This year's PegaSec Expo will be virtual and will feature cybersecurity content tailored for members of the UCF community. Both UCF students and employees are invited to attend. This will be a casual event, providing participants with an opportunity to hear from cybersecurity professionals, understand why information security is so important today, and learn how to protect their personal information.

More information will be coming soon, so be sure to check back regularly for updates on an official agenda and registration for the event!

 What : 

A virtual expo celebrating
CyberSecurity Awareness Month

 When : 

Friday, October 29th, 2021
9:30am - 3:00pm

Where :

Join us on Zoom,  registration below.

pegasec agenda

Opening Ceremony


David Zambri

Chief Information Security Officer // Associate VP
University Of Central Florida, Information Security Office

Welcome & Introduction PegaSec 2021 Opening Remarks
With nearly three decades of law enforcement experience, Zambri most recently served as UCF's very own deputy chief of the UCF Police Department, where he was responsible for overseeing both law enforcemnet information technology and criminal justice information systems. He was recently appointed as the University of Central Florida's Associate Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer.

Nuclear Ransomware


Roger Grimes CPA, CISSP, MCSE: Security, CEH, and CISA

Data-Driven Defense Evangelist

Prevent & Ward off Ransomware Attacks
Ransomware successfully exploited 50% of businesses last year and has extracted at least $5.2 billion dollars in illegal extortion payments the first six months of 2021. It takes down companies, police departments, cities, and entire industries at will. Who's behind it? How do they operate? What do they do? And why can't we stop them? Attend this presentation and learn all about ransomware and what you can do to prevent it from successfully exploiting your device and organization. This session is taught by Roger A. Grimes, 34-year computer security veteran and author of 13 books, including the just recently released Ransomware Protection Playbook (Wiley) and over 1100 articles on computer security.

Bomb threats,
Crypto Currency,
Catching an International Criminal


Andy Lenzen CISSP, PMP

Special Agent
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Orlando, Fl

Understanding what the cyber threats are to UCF faculty and students. The FBI will share their perspective and past experiences on how the on-line world can increase a criminal's platform. The program will embed several tips to protect themselves from these threats.

Lunch Break


Feel free to use this time for lunch.


Rest & Recharge The Expo continues after lunch break

UCF Police Department


Detective Deluca // Detective Gonzalez

Police Department
University Of Central Florida

Serve & Protect The UCF Community
Here at UCF, we value saftey and protection. What better way to learn more about UCF's safety and protection measures, than with the guidance of Detectives Deluca and Gonzalez.

MFA & Microsoft 365


Matthew Fitzgerald

Director of Information Security
University Of Central Florida

Have you heard? Multi-Factor Authentication, sometimes referred to as MFA, 2FA, or strong authentication is available for you to use at UCF. MFA may already be familiar to you, as many banking and financial institutions require both a password and one of the following to sign in: a call, email, or text containing a code. Attend this session to learn how to apply and use these principles of verification to protect your UCF accounts and identity.

Closing Ceremony


David Zambri

Chief Information Security Officer // Associate VP
University Of Central Florida, Information Security Office

Farewell & Conclusion PegaSec 2021 Closing Remarks
Let's finish this off right! We will conclude PegaSec 2021 with some closing remarks from David Zambri (Chief Information Security Officer / Associate VP).

Below are some quick tips that can help you keep your personal information secure.
Updated software keeps your computer and data secure.
When making a password, long and strong means secure.
Be wary about using public Wi-Fi without a VPN.
Report any suspicious email to the Security Incident Response Team at
Don’t click links or attachments in unexpected emails or texts.
Keep your accounts secure with Multi-Factor Authentication .

MFA for students

UCF InfoSec recommends students protect their Office 365 Knights email (and OneDrive) accounts by enabling Microsoft MFA using the Authenticator App today.

MFA for employees

Employees with access to Restricted or Highly Restricted information resources are required to sign on using Duo MFA. All employees must enroll in and use the MFA service to view or change their direct deposit and W-2 information.

The CyberSeek Cybersecurity Supply/Demand Heat Map will show you which states have the highest demand for cybersecurity jobs. cyberseek logo

Below are some helpful resources that can help you keep your personal information secure.
The National Cyber Awareness System hosts advice on a number of security topics to help you understand and implement security at home. cisa logo
The FCC will provides guidance on how to stop and avoid robocalls and SMSishing texts. cisa logo
The Department of Homeland Security has developed a seriec of Cyber Lessons and videos to help you protect yourself online.
Stay up to date on UCF InfoSec alerts, online resources, and training programs InfoSec