1,200 Students across California Participate in the California Mayors Cyber Cup using the Haiku Cyber Range

In an effort to help grow the cybersecurity workforce of tomorrow, California Cyberhub, its affiliates and Sentek Global joined forces for the 2019 California Mayors Cyber Cup (CMCC).

On February 23rd, 2019 at 9:00 am, 1,200 middle school and high school students (Over 250 teams) gathered at locations in 12 regions across California to compete in the annual event.

All 250 teams had been working for months with coaches, teachers, mentors and parents to prepare for the competition; many also participated, virtually, in a practice round on the Haiku Cyber Range from their homes or schools several weeks before to help sharpen their skills.

Sentek Global, a Department of Defense Cybersecurity and Engineering contractor built a realistic United States grid that the students protected in a mock attack simulation. The Haiku Cyber Range was donated to the CMCC in partnership with Amazon Web Services.

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