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CyberSCI-Surrey – Jan. 2019

Canada’s Cyber Security Challenge

In January, 2019 Surrey area college and university undergraduate students competed in a realistic cyber breach simulation with hands-on participation and analysis. Congratulations to the 2018/19 winners! 1st Place:  “3 Deadly Sins” from Simon Fraser University 2nd Place:  “Team Apathy” from University of the Fraser Valley 3rd Place *Tied*:  “KPU Ben” from Kwantlen Polytechnic University                                     “Island Hacking” from University of Victoria                                     “Cat Fight” from Simon Fraser University And a shout-out to all the teams who made the event such a success:  KPU, SFU, UBC, UFV, and UVic. Prizes:  Eleven students got to participate in interviews for potential IT Security positions that afternoon, and more in the coming week few weeks,  Thanks to this year’s sponsors:  City of Surrey, Cisco, and Coast Capital!
CyberSCI Surrey - Welcome
Students and Sponsors were welcomed by Councillor Allison Patton of the City of Surrey
Some of the students hacking away.
CyberSCI Lunch
City of Surrey provided lunch for everyone!
UVic Team – Still smiling after it’s all over.
Objectives of the event: – Jobs for students – Great candidates for employers – Community recognition for sponsors – Improving skills of the cyber workforce in Surrey When and Where: Next event – Jan 2020 Time and Place:  TBA Format: Students will 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 do on-site interviews with the sponsoring companies. Prizes: Winning students will receive prizes up to, we expect, a fully-paid intern position in a local company doing serious IT Security work. The posting will be full-time, fully-paid for 4 to 8 months. Sponsors:  Huge thanks to the City of Surrey for inspiring, funding, and hosting this event – as well as hiring one of the winning students.  They are our Platinum Sponsor! And thanks to Coast Capital, a Gold sponsor who will also be funding, and hiring a student from the winning teams.  Scalar is a Gold Sponsor as well, and may be hiring.     And our Silver sponsor Cisco has generously donated, and will be hiring a student as well: .    And these sponsors are furnishing time and prizes to help to run the event:             HackingAway Logo