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Florida Poly students hack their way to number one at statewide hackathon

Hackathon Competition

For the first time, Florida Polytechnic University won first place at the well-known HackRiddle competition, a 24-hour hackathon held annually at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida.

2018 Florida Poly look back

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From opening a new Student Development Center to graduating the largest class in Florida Poly’s history this is a collection of events that took place at Florida Polytechnic University in 2018.

Florida Poly leads effort to stop mobile device hackers

Florida Poly faculty cybersecurity grant

Students at Florida Polytechnic University may soon be at the forefront of cybersecurity education with cutting edge curriculum focused exclusively on mobile computing security. Dr. Karim Elish, assistant professor in the computer science department, has been awarded a $70,500 grant from the Florida Center for Cybersecurity to develop an evolving course on mobile security and privacy.

Florida Poly students cracking the code to improve cybersecurity

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Florida Polytechnic University students are taking matters into their own hands when it comes to cybersecurity. Almost 20 of them sit between dozens of computers in the university’s the Cybersecurity Innovation Lab, listening to an important lesson about how to crack a password.

Already a pilot, Florida Poly freshman now a Phoenix

Florida Poly Freshman

In less than a year, the Florida Polytechnic University freshman has earned his pilot’s license, received a scholarship from the Central Florida Aerospace Academy (CFAA) Foundation to attend Florida Poly and started his undergraduate career. Rosamond joined about 400 other freshmen at Florida Poly as the fall 2018 semester began this past Wednesday.

Boring Business Solutions makes Florida Poly a priority

Boring Business Systems

Boring Business Systems has been serving the Lakeland, Central Florida and Tampa areas since 1924. The company recently made a generous gift to Florida Polytechnic University. Dean Boring, its chief executive officer and president, is pictured with a Royal Typewriter, Model 10, from 1923.

Students Finish Second In City Planning Competition

A student-developed plan that models the city of Jacksonville’s vision for an autonomous public transportation system earned a second-place finish recently for Florida Polytechnic University. The design was one of six presented Nov. 9 at the Urban International Design Contest in Las Vegas. Teams from universities around the globe entered their vision for how new […]

Student Presents Biometric Password to NSA

Trying to keep track of a dozen passwords is an accepted part of today’s modern society. But what if your password was literally unforgettable? Florida Polytechnic University Sophomore Austin Lubetkin has a working prototype of a program that relies on eye movements while reading to secure your assets, not letters or characters. His research paper […]

Hospital Network Target of Cyber Security Competition

A recent competition at Florida Polytechnic University tested students’ ability to find vulnerabilities in a hospital’s network. The Medical Offensive Security Competition was a student-led event that combined the concentrations of Health Informatics and Cyber Security. Electronic healthcare records and medical devices, like other computer systems, are vulnerable to security breaches that impact the safety […]