Nation’s elite cybersecurity talent participate in US Cyber Challenge program at Moraine Valley Community College
Palos Hills, IL, June 23, 2016 – Tomorrow, the State of Illinois’ Chief Information Officer, Director Hardik Bhatt, will attend the Award Ceremony for this year’s U.S. Cyber Challenge (USCC) boot camp and competition hosted at Moraine Valley Community College. Director Bhatt will present the winners of the annual “Capture the Flag” competition with their awards and talk about the current state and future vision of Illinois’ cybersecurity. The competition will take place tomorrow morning and the Award Ceremony will follow. Other presenters at the Award Ceremony will include Director of CSSIA John Sands; Vice President of Moraine Valley Community College Dr. Pamela Haney; CEO of Cyber Ninjas Doug Logan; and U.S. Cyber Challenge National Director Karen S. Evans.

Details of the competition and award ceremony are as follows.

Date:              Friday, June 24th

Time:             8:00 AM – 12:30 PM (Competition)                                                              

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM (Award Ceremony)

Location:        Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, Illinois 60465, Fogelson Theater (Building “T”)

Both events, the competition and awards ceremony, are open to the media.

For more information about the Cyber Camp program and each of the specific camps, visit U.S. Cyber Challenge 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.