Real-time, Proactive Cyber Threat Intelligence for Businesses, Governments and Academia

FloridaSOAR is an innovative research, development and training initiative to combat cyber crime in the State of Florida, in the U.S. at large, and internationally.

About us

FloridaSOAR is a nonprofit partnership between academic entities, governmental bodies and private industry for the sole purpose of fighting cyber crime.

This is achieved through establishing a neutral, trusted environment for generating and sharing actionable cyber threat intelligence by analyzing and correlating diverse empirical data feeds. To this end, FloridaSOAR will continue to work with its partners to design operational cyber security capabilities, which aim at promptly inferring, characterizing, reporting and remediating Internet-scale cyber threats.


Dr. Elias Bou-Harb is an emergent leader in the fields of operational cyber security, empirical Internet security and critical infrastructure security. After completing a Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Dr. Bou-Harb joined the Department of Computer Science at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in 2016 as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of cyber security and data analytics.

In the last 4 years, Dr. Bou-Harb has authored/coauthored more than 50 publications in esteemed international venues and peer-reviewed journals some of which are in leading cyber security and networking venues, such as, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC), the IEEE Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS), Elsevier's Computer and Security, IEEE Communications Magazine, and IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials.

He has extensive experience in operational cyber security, cyber security big data analytics, data-driven digital forensics, Internet measurements for cyber security, and cyber security for critical infrastructure.

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Threat Activities in Florida, U.S.