Cyber Security | Challenge | Sécurité Informatique

Next event: Saturday, November 23, 2019

In November 2018, Ottawa area college and university undergrad students competed in the latest version of a realistic cyber breach simulation – hands-on participation and analysis – and six students won intern positions with local IT Security companies.

Last year’s 2018 edition of CyberSCI Ottawa
Ottawa Mayor’s Cyber Challenge Cup

The top three teams were:

In first place, BITNET, from the Bachelor of Information Technology Program, a collaboration between Carleton University and Algonquin College – Hatim Bakkali, Kristopher Lloyd, Philippe Davies and Ricky Poon.

In second place, Maria and the Three Stooges from the Bachelor of Information Technology Program– Alireza Karami, Alvin Tam, Maria Conway and Shuaib Munshi

In third place, Blue Shell from the School of Computer Science, Carleton University – Emma Sewell, Pasqua Maximillian, Poe Kgengwenyane and Sam Wong.

A special thanks, as usual, to our Honorary Patron, Mayor Jim Watson – who offered some words of wisdom and encouragement to kick off our day.

And big thanks to all the teams who participated!

With a shout-out to Shirley for all her organizing skills.

And Rob for the scoreboard – with Abdul helping out.

Plus sponsors, mentors, and academic reps like Pat (Algonquin), James (Bank of Canada), Steve (Bell), and Sonia (Carleton).

And a huge thanks to all the volunteers on the big day!
Fiona Westin, Jessica Rocheleau, Jake.Jazokas, A.J. Ricketts, N. Arezki, Zahra, and Abdulwahaab Ahmed.


Winners announced on the Web:
By Carleton University  and by Algonquin College

Political angle discussed ob Radio-Canada Website (en français)
La Chambre des communes cherche de la relève en sécurité informatique

Loads more photos here  (Thanks Steven!):

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 23, 2019
Carleton University – St. Patricks Bldg, Room 303

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 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.

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!

  logo-bankofcanada Rigel Kent Security       

Sponsors who help run the event, contribute prizes, and build the community!

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