Contact:  Katie Hanson
Phone:    847-337-1818


Newark, DE, July 20, 2017 – Tomorrow, participants of the 8th annual U.S. Cyber Challenge (USCC) boot camp hosted at the University of Delaware in Newark, will compete in the culminating Capture-the-Flag competition to prove they are among the best cybersecurity talent in the country. An Award Ceremony will follow the competition and include comments from Governor John Carney and Senator Tom Carper. Both the competition and the award ceremony are open to the press.

Date:  Friday, July 21, 2017

Time:  Competition 8:00 AM – 12:45 PM ;  Award Ceremony 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM


Place:  **NEW LOCATION** . University of Delaware, Evans Hall, Newark, DE


Confirmed Award Ceremony Attendees:

  • Governor John Carney, State of Delaware
  • Senator Tom Carper, U.S. Senator (Delaware)
  • Elayne Starkey, State of Delaware CSO
  • Karen S. Evans, U.S. Cyber Challenge National Director
  • Dr. Chase Cotton, University of Delaware
  • Senator Chris Coons (via video)
  • Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester, U.S. Representative (Delaware) (via video)


The camp is supported in part through partnerships with Amazon Web Services, the Association for Federal Information Resources Management (AFFIRM), Adaptive Cyber, Cambridge Global, Center for Cyber Safety & Education, CenturyLink, Cyber Ninjas, Cyber Vista, Defense Point Security LLC, the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal CIO Council, (ISC)2, Monster Government Solutions, NIC, PCMG, Procession Systems, Queen Associates, SANS Institute, and Sherman Consulting. Local sponsors include Wilmington University, Delaware State University, University of Delaware, and Delaware Technical Community College.

About U.S. Cyber Challenge:

U.S. Cyber Challenge (USCC) is a program supported by the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate through a contract with the Center for Internet Security, a 501(c)3 organization, and has the mission to significantly reduce the shortage in the cyber workforce by serving as the premier program to identify, attract, recruit and place the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.  USCC’s goal is to find 10,000 of America’s best and brightest to fill the ranks of cybersecurity professionals where their skills can be of the greatest value to the nation.

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