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Registration Opens for U.S. Cyber Challenge’s Annual Cyber Quests Competition
Upcoming Cyber Quests Competition to Determine Qualifiers for
Summer 2016 Cyber Camps
Washington, D.C., April 11, 2016 – U.S. Cyber Challenge opened registration today for the 2016 Cyber Quests online competition. The annual Cyber Quests competition determines who qualifies for the U.S. Cyber Challenge (USCC) Summer Cyber Camps, a leading nationwide program in cybersecurity workforce development. While registration opened today, the actual competition will open on Monday, April 25, 2016, with the competition closing on Friday, May 6, 2016. To register and compete, visit uscc.cyberquests.org.
The Cyber Quests competition and USCC camps are designed to improve cybersecurity skills, provide training & mentorship from renowned instructors and highlight skills for potential employers. For this specific Cyber Quests, competitors need to identify incident indicators and ultimately apply skills required of a Security Monitoring and Event Analyst job role as outlined in the Council on CyberSecurity’s Mission Critical Role Project report.
For Cyber Quests, participants will have 24-hours to complete the competition, beginning from the time they begin answering questions. Winners are determined based on who achieves the highest score in the shortest amount of time, and top performers who are 18 years or older and U.S. citizens, will then be eligible to receive an invitation to one of the week-long Cyber Camps offered across the country. The three camps will be hosted by Delaware State University, Moraine Valley Community College (Illinois), and Southern Utah University.
Those who attend a USCC Cyber Camp will receive high level instruction from some of the nation’s most talented cybersecurity teachers and practitioners, participate in hands-on lab activities, network with employers at the camp job fair, and compete in a capture-the-flag competition that challenges both their technical skill sets and their ability to work in a team environment.
U.S. Cyber Challenge is supported in part through sponsorships by AT&T, Cyber Ninjas, Workday, NIC, PCM-G, Monster Government Solutions, Federal CIO Council, Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation, the Department of Homeland Security, Microsoft, SANS Institute, Lockheed Martin, AFFIRM, and Amazon Web Services.
For information about becoming a sponsor of a Summer Cyber Camp, contact Karen S. Evans, National Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about Cyber Quests, visit the website at USCC.CyberQuests.org. Details about the summer camps are on the U.S. Cyber Challenge website – www.USCyberChallenge.org.
About U.S. Cyber Challenge:
U.S. Cyber Challenge (USCC) is a program of the Council on CyberSecurity (CCS), 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. The goal of U.S. Cyber Challenge 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. For more information, visit www.USCyberChallenge.org.