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Membership

If you are interested in Cybersecurity and are a major/minor at The University of Tampa, join our club. You’ll get hands on technical experience and get to network with potential employers.

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Event Calendar

Want to attend one of our events? Our Event Calendar provides a full schedule of events for the current semester.

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About Us

Learn more about the UT Cybersecurity Club.

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Contact Us

Want to contact the Cybersecurity Club. Visit our Contact Us page to get in touch with us.

Officers

Meet our Club Leadership Team

Marcella Benner

President
Marcella is a junior at UT pursuing a B.S. in Cybersecurity and Finance. She expects to graduate in May 2021.

Chris Janak

Vice President
Chris is an undergraduate student pursuing a B.S. in Cybersecurity and a minor in Management Information Systems & Finance. He has work experience for Sodexo as an IT Intern and expects to graduate in May 2021.

Triston Vaira

Director of Technology
Triston is a junior pursuing a B.S. in Cybersecurity. He has a lot of experience working with VMware and other server infrastructure. He also runs his own home lab and has experience with Metasploit, Wireshark, and Kali Linux.

Connor Laughlin

Treasurer
Connor is an undergraduate student pursuing a B.S. in cyber security with a minor in MIS. An 82nd infantry airborne veteran. He expects to graduate in December 2020.

Sam Picardi

Director of Events
Sam is a junior pursuing a B.S. in Cybersecurity and a minor in Management Information Systems, and is currently a student worker at UT’s Office of Graduate and Continuing Studies.

Will Dalrymple

Director of Recruitment
Will is a senior pursuing a BS in Cybersecurity and a minor in MIS. He is currently working part time for an analytics company in Tampa, with goals to become a Security analyst.

Cole Albury

Student Gov’t Representative
Cole is an undergraduate student with his sights set on a B.S. in Cybersecurity. He has worked with SC2 Corp for a summer internship and currently works on campus with IT Services and Media Services.

Dr. Gerard DeLeoz

Faculty Advisor
Dr. De Leoz is an Assistant Professor of Business Information and Technology at UT. He has over 15 years of IT professional experience, which stimulates his desire to teach students and perform research.

Ivan Marchany

Alumni Advisor
Ivan previously served as Vice President of the club. He graduated in May 2019 with a Masters Degree in Cybersecurity. He currently works for Raymond James and is a part of their ADP program focused on Cybersecurity.

Ricky Salgado

Alumni Advisor
Ricky previously served as President of the Cybersecurity Club. He graduated in May 2019 with a Masters Degree in Cybersecurity and is now serving as an advisor for the club.