CALIFORNIA MAYORS CYBER CUP
The 2019 California Mayors Cyber Cup (CMCC)was an initiative of the California CyberHub, utilized cyber competitions to spread awareness about cybersecurity and the many opportunities that exists within that field across California. The CMCC brought together students, parents, teachers, government officials, business leaders and other stakeholders to help build California’s future cyber workforce. The CMCC for 2020 was deferred to more local competitions but stands ready to work together to continue the opportunity for all involved.
NATIONAL CYBER LEAGUE
The NCL is a defensive and offensive puzzle-based, capture-the-flag style cybersecurity competition. Its virtual training ground helps high school and college students prepare and test themselves against cybersecurity challenges that they will likely face in the workforce. All participants play the games simultaneously during Preseason, Regular Season and Postseason.
picoCTF is a free computer security game targeted at middle and high school students. The game consists of a series of challenges centered around a unique storyline where participants must reverse engineer, break, hack, decrypt, or do whatever it takes to solve the challenge. The challenges are all set up with the intent of being hacked, making it an excellent, legal way to get hands-on experience.
The mission of the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) system is to provide institutions with an information assurance or computer security curriculum a controlled, competitive environment to assess their student’s depth of understanding and operational competency in managing the challenges inherent in protecting a corporate network infrastructure and business information systems.