The Department of Defense, along with the U.S. Cyber Challenge (USCC) – a division of the Center for Internet Security – and the Federal CIO Council are challenging students nationwide to test their cyberdefense skills.
The challenge – deemed Cyber Quest – is an online competition that test students’ abilities to identify vulnerabilities in a virtual network and answer questions related to their findings. Students who score well will be invited to attend one of several Cyber Camps this summer where they will learn from industry leaders on topics ranging from intrusion detection to forensics. They will also be accompanied by various labs and competitions to help students learn about the bulging business of cybersecurity.
“We encourage all students across the country to register for the Cyber Quest competition and take the challenge to vie for an invitation to one of the Cyber Camps,” said Karen Evans, USCC National Director. “The tremendous knowledge sharing, expert training, and career opportunities presented at the camps are invaluable to helping develop our youth into the next generation cyber security workforce.”
Interested students can register until the end of April and the competition runs from now until May 1.