60 Talented Hackers to Participate in Intensive Weeklong Bootcamp & Competition in Delaware
U.S. Cyber Challenge & Wilmington University Host Annual Cyber Camp in Delaware
Dover, DE, July 17, 2018 – U.S. Cyber Challenge (USCC), the State of Delaware, and a conglomeration of Delaware universities (including the University of Delaware, Delaware Technical Community College, Wilmington University, and Delaware State University) will kick off their annual Delaware Cyber Camp next week at Wilmington University in Dover, where 60 qualified participants will receive hands-on cybersecurity training by some of the nation’s leading experts and compete in a Capture-the-Flag (CTF) competition. Camp participants qualified for the program based on their scores from the Cyber Quest competition (www.CyberQuests.org) in April.
The camp begins next Monday, July 23rd and ends Friday, July 27th with an award ceremony where Governor John Carney, Senator Tom Carper, and Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester will attend and recognize all camp participants and specifically the winners of the CTF competition. The competition will take place on Friday morning and test performance from both the individual and team perspectives. The winners will receive scholarships from (ISC)2 and the Center for Internet Security (CIS) at the award ceremony immediately following the CTF. The CTF competition and Award Ceremony are open to the media.
“The State of Delaware and its universities have been immensely supportive in our mission to identify and train the nation’s future leaders in cybersecurity,” stated USCC National Director Karen S. Evans. “Partnerships like these make it possible for us to face the issue of the cybersecurity workforce gap head on and proactively be a part of the solution.”
Next week’s intensive programming will include the following classes: Cybersecurity Program Analysis, Tactical Post-Exploitation Techniques, WebAppPenTest 2018, and Windows Memory Forensics. For more information about the Delaware camp, visit the webpage at https://digiknow.dti.delaware.gov/pages/cybersecurity_challenge/2018default.shtml.
The Delaware Cyber Camp is supported in part through partnerships with Accenture, Amazon Web Services, the Association for Federal Information Resources Management (AFFIRM), Center for Cyber Safety & Education, Center for Internet Security (CIS), CenturyLink, Cyber Ninjas, Defense Point Security LLC, the Department of Homeland Security, Duo, (ISC)2, Monster Government Solutions, NIC, SANS Institute, Sherman Consulting, and Unisys.
The 2018 Cyber Summer Camp Series features four week-long camps located in Delaware, Illinois, Nevada and Virginia. In line with the mission of USCC’s parent organization, the Center for Internet Security (www.CISecurity.org), the camps are an integral part in the mission to identify and develop cybersecurity talent in order to reduce the nation’s cybersecurity workforce gap and safeguard private and public organizations from cyber threats. Participants in USCC programming are encouraged to continue developing their skills and network with like-minded individuals by becoming active members in CyberCompEx.org, an online social community specifically for cybersecurity enthusiasts.
For more information about the Cyber Camp program and each of the specific camps, visit U.S. Cyber Challenge online at www.uscyberchallenge.org.
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.
Visit Us Online: www.USCyberChallenge.org