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Nation’s Elite Hackers Validate Skills in Cybersecurity Competition

US Cyber Challenge & Virginia Tech Host Cybersecurity Competition & Award Ceremony at Eastern Regional Cyber Camp

Arlington, VA, June 24, 2015 – This Friday, June 26th, participants of the annual US Cyber Challenge (USCC) Eastern Regional Cyber Camp will compete in a “Capture-the-Flag” competition to demonstrate their knowledge and skill of cybersecurity and vie for (ISC)2 scholarships. The competition is open to the media.

This new competition was created by cybersecurity professionals Doug Logan, Alex Rams and Mike McGinty for the purpose of providing a free-form testing environment for camp participants to prove their ability level. The competition is a digital environment where participants are tasked to find vulnerabilities – with a flag of varying point value designated to each vulnerability depending on the difficulty level – and covers a vast array of topics in the security field including forensics and secure configurations.

An award ceremony will follow the competition and include comments from Dr. Scott Midkiff, CIO and VP for Information Technology, Virginia Tech; Doug Logan, CEO, Cyber Ninjas; Frank Shinault, Representative, (ISC)2; and Karen S. Evans, National Director, US Cyber Challenge.

Capture the Flag Competition

Date: Friday, June 26, 2015

Time: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Torgersen Hall (Room 3100), 620 Drillfield Dr., Blacksburg, VA 24016

Award Ceremony

Date: Friday, June 26, 2015

Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Location: Newman Library, 560 Drillfield Dr., Blackburg, VA 24016

Participants of this invitation-only camp were selected based in part on their scores from Cyber Quests, an online competition offered through USCC in April that drew more than 1,300 registrants from over 600 schools nationwide.  The 2015 Summer Cyber Camp Series features two national camps and two statewide camps.

For more information about the Cyber Camp program and each of the specific camps, visit USCC online at


About U.S. Cyber Challenge:

U.S. Cyber Challenge (USCC) is a program of 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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