Washington, D.C., March 29, 2019 – Today, the annual Cyber Quests online competition opens to competitors. Everyone is welcome to participate – whether you are a novice or highly experienced; a student or a seasoned professional; a U.S. citizen or an international. Visit www.CyberQuests.org to register and compete!
Top performers of Cyber Quests who are U.S. citizens and 18 years and older will be eligible to attend one of four U.S. Cyber Challenge (USCC) Cyber Camps this summer in Delaware, Illinois or Virginia. USCC is a program dedicated to reducing the workforce shortage in cybersecurity and strives to identify, train, and network talented individuals to fill the jobs necessary to secure the nation.
The competition will be open for approximately two weeks, closing on Sunday, April 14, 2019.
Competition Dates: Friday, March 29, 2019 – Sunday, April 14, 2019
Camp Information: www.USCyberChallenge.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 will “follow the history of cryptography and cryptanalysis since the creation of the first recorded uses. You will be looking at these systems and decrypting the messages to progress through this challenge.”
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 Technical Community College, Moraine Valley Community College (Palos Hills, Illinois), and Virginia Tech.
To learn more about Cyber Quests, visit the website at www.CyberQuests.org. Details about the summer camps are on the U.S. Cyber Challenge website – www.USCyberChallenge.org.