Can you hack it? Put your skills to the test with Cyber Competitions. Cyber competitions are interactive, scenario-based events or exercises that help participating individuals develop cybersecurity skills and aim to increase interest in cybersecurity careers. Cyber competitions foster talent in potential cybersecurity professionals that might otherwise be unidentifiable through traditional academic means, and encourage mentor-led atmospheres where participants can practice and hone cybersecurity skills in a controlled, real-world environment. As a key goal, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) seeks to identify U.S. based cyber competitions that test and promote cybersecurity knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) and specialty areas (SAs) based on alignment to the National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework. DHS believes that the unique hands-on approach provided by cyber competitions is a valuable learning method for all participants. In addition, cyber competitions provide a forum for networking and information sharing for participants, which DHS believes to be an integral platform for increasing the future ranks of cybersecurity professionals.
The Cyber Competitions Project (CCP) aims to provide cyber competition administrators, participants, and sponsors with a wider view of other cyber competitions to increase involvement, and encourage recognition of the tremendous efforts of the teachers, competitors and coaches. A few upcoming competitions include:
Learn more about competitions and find one that fits your needs here.