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GO-Biz California Cyber Innovation Challenge
Sat, Jun 24, 2017, 9:00 AM – Sun, Jun 25, 2017, 12:00 PM PDT
The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) is hosting the 2017 California Cyber Innovation Challenge June 24th and 25th at the California Cyber Training Complex in San Luis Obispo. The statewide competition will feature 16 teams of high school students competing in timed cybersecurity challenges designed to replicate the many different threats that cybersecurity professionals face, from attacks on critical infrastructure to attempted breaches of consumer data on connected devices.
In the coming months, teams of high school students from across California will compete in regional competitions and the winners of designated regional cybersecurity competitions will earn automatic entry to the statewide tournament. In addition, GO-Biz is soliciting applications from other high school cybersecurity competition teams to ensure that more students have access to the challenge.
GO-Biz is leading the California Cyber Innovation Challenge with the CyberCalifornia coalition, a collection of businesses, state agencies, and educational partners dedicated to reinforcing California’s leadership position in cybersecurity. The California Workforce Development Board provided the seed funding for this event and for last year’s successful demonstration event, held at Sacramento City College. Other coalition leaders include the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, The Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, the Department of Technology, the California Military Department, the Los Angeles Unified School District and California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo.