Emilio Salabarria

  • Senior Program Manager for Cybersecurity,
  • The Florida Center for Cybersecurity: Cyber Florida, usa

Emilio is a native of Tampa, Florida. In July 2022, he joined Cyber Florida and is responsible for providing advanced, expert knowledge and subject matter expertise in a specific subject area that contributes to the mission(s) and initiative(s) of The Florida Center for Cybersecurity (aka Cyber Florida) at The University of South Florida (USF).

Emilio worked for the Tampa Electric Company (TECO) as the Emergency Management and Business Continuity Director, The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC) as the Global Life Safety Manager, the Tampa Port Authority (TPA) as the Director of Safety and Training, and Tampa Fire Rescue (TFR) where he advanced up the ranks to Division Fire Chief of Special Operations, supervising the TFR Specialty Teams.  He participated as part of the TFR planning team for many Gasparilla Parades, the 2012 Republican National Convention (RNC), and Super Bowl 43.

Emilio’s education includes Associate of Science Degrees in Emergency Medical Services and Fire Science from Hillsborough Community College, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Northwood University, and a Master of Science in Critical Incident Management from Saint Leo University.


  • Cybersecurity Regulations, Best Practice and Minimum Standards

    As the threat of cyber-attacks by state actors grows ever higher and attacks by criminals and malicious rogue players continues unabated the need to put in place robust legislation and standards and best practice becomes all the more urgent. What is the latest on the Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act and developing regulations around AI in cybersecurity?