Cyber Security | Challenge | Sécurité Informatique

On November 17, Ottawa area college and university undergrad students competed in the 2018 version of a realistic cyber breach simulation – hands-on participation and analysis – and up to six students won intern positions with local IT Security companies.

The 2018 edition of CyberSCI Ottawa – Ready to Go
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) and Steve (Bell):

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:

Political angle, on the web:
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 17, 2018
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:  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!

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And these sponsors are helping to run the event, contribute prizes, and build the community!


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