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Cyber Security Challenge / Challenge Sécurité Informatique : CyberSCI

The Canadian Cyber Security Challenge at CyberSecurityChallenge.ca was formed in 2011 to address the shortage of skilled resources in Canada’s IT Security workforce.  It was inspired by CyberSecurityChallenge.org.uk and will learn from similar events such as CyberChallenge.com.au and CyberSecurityChallenge.nz.

CyberSCI (formerly CySCOTT) was the the start of the “national” challenge and was held on November 19, 2016.  It followed over a dozen preliminary Ottawa events held at Algonquin College, Carleton University, Collége La Cité, McGill University, the Canadian Police College as well as many others for corporations, government departments and IT Security associations.


Cyber Security Challenge: CyberSCI Ottawa

Advisory Board – Corporate Sponsors
IT Security and HR managers from each of our sponsoring companies:
  • Kush Gidda, Bell Canada
  • Tom Levasseur, CGI

Advisory Board – Academic

  • Sonia Chiasson, Carleton University
  • Rob Brandon and Patrick Ouellette, Algonquin College
  • Claude D’Amours, University of Ottawa
  • Serge Daigle, La Cité

Advisory Board – Other Supporters

  • Dan Craigen, TIM program at Carleton University
  • Shirley McKey, SERENE-RISC
  • Tom Levasseur, Owner at HackingAway.org and full-time VA and Pentest specialist at CGI

Inspirational Founder

  • Vivek Khindria, Bell Canada
Social Media Director
  • TBA