Regional California Mayor Cyber Competition Cup Are Back!

Thanks for the foresight and dedication to their communities, at least two regions in the state of California are holding virtual cyber competitions for their local middle school, high school, and community college students! 

The rockin’ Inland Empire/Desert region who seems to be on the cusp of everything technology oriented will host their competition on Saturday, March 13th. The exciting event will kick-off on the 8th of March with a week-long Cyber Career Awareness Week with [email protected] presentations from students, industry leaders, educators and a few government officials! Friday the 12th attendees are in for a special treat, a representative from the department of technology in our state’s capitol will share a few sage words. They will be followed by the principal security strategist for VMWare | CarbonBlack, Rick McElroy who will set the stage and introduce, the former FBI agent that found the Russian mole inside of the agency – the acclaimed Eric O’Neill. Mr. O’Neill, now the global strategist for VMWare | CarbonBlack, an acclaimed author and private security consultant will share his journey and pathway to becoming one of the leading cyber professionals today.   

Students interested in participating should check out the Website for particulars on how to join in the fun! IE Competition Web Site The last day to register a team is on the 10th of March. Fees are $210 per team or $35.00 per student. Full Team scholarships are available. For information, visit the website.  

Individuals and organizations wishing to engage and support the competition may contact Avi Nair at [email protected] or Chrissy Ybarra at [email protected] 

Following closely will be a joint offering from the Far North and Sacramento. They will be known as the NorCalCyber Mayors Cup. The NorCalCyber Mayors Cup will provide a month-long experience culminating in a virtual competition on Saturday, April 17th.

[email protected] will be a month-long series leading up to the NorCalCyber Mayors Cup Competition. Attendees will take a tour of the competition platform from Cyber Skyline, learn how and why cybersecurity is important, and hear from leaders in the field on how they found their way into one of the fastest-growing industry segments of our nation. Tune in each Wednesday from 5:00 to 6:00 PM, starting March 17th through April 14th. Be sure to Register Here [email protected]! Don’t miss the interactive activities each week to improve your cyber skills! Parents, coaches, & participants welcome. 
 
Industry representatives and individual who would like to help support the future cyber defenders from Northern California, are encouraged to contact Wendy Porter – [email protected], or Teana Fredeen at [email protected] 

Students from across NorCal are encouraged to participate. You do not need to have any experience, and you will have fun! The last day for NorCal students to register to participate in the NorCalCyber Mayors Cup is Saturday, April 10th. Fees for entrance are: $200 per team. Scholarships are available. Visit the website for details. NorCalCyber Competition Website 

Teams must have a minimum of 3 players with a maximum of 6 players. There can be an unlimited number of teams per school. The competition will be utilizing the globally renowned National Cyber League platform. Participating students will receive their individual “scouting report” which shows areas needing improvement and areas of strength.  

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