Canada’s Cyber Security Challenge
March 14, 2020
College and university undergrad students from the Maritime provinces will compete in a realistic cyber breach simulation – hands-on participation and analysis – and students could win IT Security jobs with local employers.
Objectives of the event:
– Jobs for students
– Great candidates for employers
– Community recognition for sponsors
– Improving skills of the cyber workforce in Alberta
When: Saturday March 14, 2020
Where: NSCC – Nova Scotia Community College
Schools: NSCC, UNB, Dalhousie, Oulton College, NBCC
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 do on-site interviews with the the sponsoring companies.
Prizes: Top students will be offered fully-paid Intern positions with local employers to do serious IT Security work. Most postings will be 4 to 8 months. Some will lead to full-time jobs.
We are looking for other companies to sponsor this event by providing students with job offers at the event. As demonstrated in our other competitions, both sponsors and students will benefit from their participation.