CySCOTT – 2016
Our first event with fully-paid intern positions for the winners was held in in Ottawa in November 2016 and named “CySCOTT”. Details below. The next year, we started to expand nationally and renamed future events “CyberSCI”. For information on the most current Ottawa event, see CyberSCI-Ottawa.
Cyber Security Challenge – Ottawa
Ottawa area college and university undergrad students will compete in a realistic cyber breach simulation – hands-on participation and analysis – to win intern positions with local IT Security companies.
We are grateful for the support from Ottawa’s Mayor Jim Watson
and Councillor Tim Tierney!
Mayor Watson graciously agreed to be on hand to meet the students and be part of the inaugural
Ottawa Mayor’s Cyber Challenge Cup
Objectives of the event:
– Jobs for students
– Great candidates for employers
– Community recognition for sponsors
– Improving skills of the cyber workforce in Ottawa
When and Where:
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Carleton University – TIM
Technology Innovation Management program
Format: Students compete in teams to recon a vulnerable computer network, break through the cyber defenses, take control of the systems, and advise the company on how to defend against cyber attacks. Finalists will then complete an event analysis and do on-site interviews with the the sponsoring companies.
Prizes: Four students will each win a fully-paid Intern position in local IT Security companies doing serious IT Security work. Each posting will be 4 to 8 months.
Sponsors: The following companies have each committed to offering one of the fully-paid Intern positions in their IT Security departments. Huge thanks to these industry leaders!
And these sponsors are helping to run the event: