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Canada’s Cyber Security Challenge

March 14, 2020

Four teams from Nova Scotia Community College and Dalhousie University went head-to-head on March 14, 2020 on the NSCC campus.

And the First Place winners were…  team “Dumpster Fire” from NSCC!

Second Place:  team “Nims Lab” from Dalhousie

Third Place: team “Gecko” from NSCC.

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the event was reduced to four teams. But a full competiton was held, and 16 participants competed for supremacy.

College and university undergrad students from the Maritime provinces competed 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: Nova Scotia Community College and Dalhousie University. Due to Covid-19 outbreak, UNB, Oulton College, and NBCC were forced to withdraw the day before the event.

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 were to be offered fully-paid Intern positions with local employers to do serious IT Security work.  Due to Covid-19 outbreak, the event sponsors were forced to withdraw.

Due to Covid-19 outbreak, the event sponsors were forced to withdraw.