Rising Hacker Talent to Participate in Weeklong Boot Camp near Chicago
U.S. Cyber Challenge & Moraine Valley Community College Host Annual Cyber Camp
Chicago, IL, July 9, 2018 – U.S. Cyber Challenge hosts its annual Illinois Cyber Camp next week at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, Illinois, where over two dozen qualified participants will receive intensive hands-on cybersecurity training. Camp participants qualified for the program based on their scores from the Cyber Quest competition (www.CyberQuests.org) in April. The camp begins next Monday, July 16th and ends Friday, July 20th with a Capture-the-Flag (CTF) competition and award ceremony recognizing all camp participants and specifically the winners of the CTF competition. Friday’s competition will test both individual performance and team performance, and the winners will receive scholarships from (ISC)2 at the award ceremony immediately following the CTF. The State of Illinois’ Chief Information Security Officer, Chris Hill, will be the keynote speaker at the award ceremony.
“The cybersecurity workforce gap continues to be one of the most important dilemmas our nation is facing,” stated National Director Karen S. Evans. “Information security affects our federal, state and local governments as well as the nation’s overarching economy; and by hosting camps like these, we are identifying the next cybersecurity leaders tasked with the responsibility to secure our networks and information.”
Next week’s intensive classwork programming will include the following classes: Cybersecurity Program Analysis, Penetration Testing, WebAppPenTest 2018, and Packet Crafting with Scapy. For more information about the Illinois camp, visit the webpage at http://www.cssia.org/cssia-uscc.cfm.
The Illinois Cyber Camp is supported in part through partnerships with Accenture, Amazon Web Services, the Association for Federal Information Resources Management (AFFIRM), Center for Cyber Safety & Education, Center for Internet Security (CIS), CenturyLink, Cyber Ninjas, Defense Point Security LLC, the Department of Homeland Security, Duo, (ISC)2, Monster Government Solutions, NIC, SANS Institute, and Sherman Consulting.
The 2018 Cyber Summer Camp Series features four week-long camps located in Delaware, Illinois, Nevada and Virginia. In line with the mission of USCC’s parent organization, the Center for Internet Security (www.CISecurity.org), the camps are an integral part in the mission to identify and develop cybersecurity talent in order to reduce the nation’s cybersecurity workforce gap and safeguard private and public organizations from cyber threats. Participants in USCC programming are encouraged to continue developing their skills and network with like-minded individuals by becoming active members in CyberCompEx.org, an online social community specifically for cybersecurity enthusiasts.
For more information about the Cyber Camp program and each of the specific camps, visit U.S. Cyber Challenge online at www.uscyberchallenge.org
About U.S. Cyber Challenge:
U.S. Cyber Challenge (USCC) is a program supported by the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate through a contract with the Center for Internet Security, a 501(c)3 organization, and has the mission to significantly reduce the shortage in the cyber workforce by serving as the premier program to identify, attract, recruit and place the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. USCC’s goal is to find 10,000 of America’s best and brightest to fill the ranks of cybersecurity professionals where their skills can be of the greatest value to the nation.
Visit Us Online: www.USCyberChallenge.org